Overallocated Shortage

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smclagan
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Overallocated Shortage

Post by smclagan » Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:21 pm

I'm puzzled by this... I have a 1 TB drive that is only used for stored clips and alerts (New clips are on the boot drive).

I've attached a pic of the setup...I've allowed 600GB for stored clips and 50GB for alerts. There is 276GB free on the drive, yet it warns of being 103GB overallocated. Why?
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Re: Overallocated Shortage

Post by TimG » Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:17 pm

Your graph shows the lower line offset to the right. That is the problem I think. BI5 thinks there are other files there.
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Re: Overallocated Shortage

Post by smclagan » Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:36 am

>>>That is the problem I think. BI5 thinks there are other files there.

Yeah, that's what I thought too, but the drive is empty, other than the Stored and Alerts folders, and the trash emptied.

Reformat?
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Re: Overallocated Shortage

Post by smclagan » Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:53 am

Well this is interesting. I didn't have any clips I cared about, so I quit BI, reformatted the drive, reset the clip/archive settings, and rebuilt the DB. This is the result.

No idea how BI thought there were "other files".
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Re: Overallocated Shortage

Post by IAmATeaf » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:32 am

If you format or delete content from locations managed by BI without performing a DB rebuild then it will still think that the previous files it had records for in the DB still exists in the drive and are taking up space.
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Re: Overallocated Shortage

Post by smclagan » Tue Dec 06, 2022 4:53 pm

Zackly. That's why I rebuilt the DB.
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