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Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

martin9911
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Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

Running 6.5

A couple of weeks ago I removed a "private time machine" allocating roughly 500Gb. The avaialabe storage in the WebGUI differs about 500Gb compared to what I can see in Finder, mounting a AFP-share.

 

Any idéas?

 

/Martin

Model: RN31400|ReadyNAS 300 Series 4- Bay
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

The NAS uses base 2 (like most PCs) whereas the Mac uses base 10. So you will get a larger number on your Mac but the amount of free storage is the same.

Also the Time Machine tab won't let you set a quota that is as large as all of the remaining space (it's not advisable to completely fill a volume).

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StephenB
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

Try running a balance

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

What numbers do each report? And how much space is on the volume?

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martin9911
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

A balance did not fix it...

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martin9911
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

I´m doing a huge sorting of my data, all across my computers, external drives and the NAS. 

This problem came when i removed a private time machine and I´ll soon be doing it again. 

Can I fix this some way and how do I remove private time machine the right way so this does not happen again?

 

 

/Martin

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

You may wish to update to 6.5.2.

 

Can you also send in your logs (see the Sending Logs link in my sig)?

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martin9911
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

Upgraded to 6.5.1, which is the latest available update for me.

 

I have found differences also within webgui.

Se attached files. 

Sending you logs soon. 

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martin9911
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

Logs are sent! 😄 

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martin9911
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

I´m about to remove another "private timemachine". This time not 300 Gb but 1,5TB. Last time removed it I got an the difference in available data at the size of the removed "private timemachine" 

I do want to fix that and I don´t want it to happen again.

 

So how is the best way to remove a "private timemachine"?

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

If you go to https://<nasname>/admin/browse.html#path=%2Fdata%2F.timemachine

 

where <nasname> is the hostname or I.P. of the NAS do you see the Time Machine data still there for the deleted user?

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martin9911
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

No, removed time machine user does not show at all.

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

The NAS uses base 2 (like most PCs) whereas the Mac uses base 10. So you will get a larger number on your Mac but the amount of free storage is the same.

Also the Time Machine tab won't let you set a quota that is as large as all of the remaining space (it's not advisable to completely fill a volume).

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martin9911
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

So it's just a coincidence that the size of my deleted time machine matches with base 2 vs base 10?
Even though I never seen any difference in available space before?
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

Base 2 to Base 10 conversion would be e.g. 

 

1GiB (base 10) = 1024 ^ 3 / 1000 ^ 3 GB (base 2)


Disk manufacturers and Macs use base 10 whereas most PCs use base 2. PCs tend to call GiB, GB.

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martin9911
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Re: Difference in available storage space between WebGUI and Finder(AFP)

That´s not the case for me. Using your formula and to my current numbers:

 

NAS Webgui 2,95TB equals 3,021TB. Finder shows 3,24TB. 

 

 

EDIT: I stand corrected! I was wrong, mdgm was right!

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