Disk space leak on first rollback of btrfs filesystem

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


After the first rollback, disk space does not get freed up automatically as the original root filesystem is not accessible below /.snapshots but still occupies space.


The disk space can be freed by following these steps:
  • Mount the initial root filesystem after a rollback with
    mount /dev/<root> -o subvol=@ /mnt
  • Remove all files below /mnt that are not in a subvolume with
    find /mnt -xdev -delete
  • Umount the filesystem again with
    umount /mnt


Additional Information

The issue only occurs after the first rollback, later rollbacks will free up space automatically.


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  • Document ID:7016367
  • Creation Date: 31-Mar-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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