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    Default Recover deleted space

    Hi.

    I've removed ~2GB worth mail, but the space on disk is still the same.
    I emptied trash, and dumpster is disabled.
    How do I recover the deleted space on filesystem?

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    it could be that a lot of the mail was hard linked. if a message is sent to multiple people it will only store it once and hard link it for people's accounts and therefor won't actually delete the blob even if one user deletes it. i'm not sure how it tells if every user has deleted it and it's now safe to delete the blob, but that might account for you not seeing all the space recovered

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    Are you using a SAN at all ? are you using sparse provisioning ?

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    I'm using local ext4 storage (small installation).
    And no, I don't believe it's the case where SO much mails were sent to multiple addresses, also because I removed all the mails before a certian date, so even in the case they should have been deleted in all mailboxes.

    My question is: is zimbra reclaiming the space instantly or by some sort of procedure?

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