Array Performance and Data Protection
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Nimble storage volumes

SOLVED
Go to solution
buchheitadmin64
Occasional Visitor

Nimble storage volumes

Nimble volume is showing full. I have it set to 1TB in size. It has only used 497.83GB. The volume reserve and the space savings is taking up the rest. How do I change this so I can us my storage?

4 REPLIES
ndyer39
Honored Contributor

Re: Nimble storage volumes

Hi Scot,

If you have only used 497Gb within the UI, then that's all you have used. The space savings are showing you how much space you have saved within the volume.

buchheitadmin64
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble storage volumes

When I have that volume mapped on a computer it is showing that the drive is full. My other volume don't have that much space for reserve and they are setup the same way.

ndyer39
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Nimble storage volumes

That's because your computer/host cannot understand or represent the space saving from compression that the array is doing.

eg: if you create a 1TB volume on the array, mount to Windows, copy 1TB of data, Windows will think it has 1TB used (and a full volume) whereas the array may have reduced the space down to 700GB.

The answer here is to resize the volume on the array and in Windows.

buchheitadmin64
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble storage volumes

Thanks for your help