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these deleted files are kind of taking space, because they're not truly deleted, they're just realocated to hide them from the file system. I have the ability to restore them which means they are still there and they're causing my raid mirroring to take around 14 hours. The machine I'm on has no gui, it's all command line so there is no trash bin. I need to "wipe completely" all files that have been previously deleted and I have to do it at the command line.
its the deleted files! There's about 60Gb of deleted files on md6. raid mirroring doesn't just copy valid files it also copies deleted files, so that they could potentially be restored in the future. I don't want to restore them I want to wipe them away completely so the drive space is EMPTY.
I don't know much about RAID but either it's "reserved" some space or something is indeed not right here.
it probably is reserved space, I discussed this subject a few days ago with someone else. You're using a journaling file system like ext3 or ext4? And not surprisingly, it's about the same percentage again, roughly 5..6% of the partition.
reserved space? that doesn't sound right and doesn't align with previous raid mirroring I've done. It's the deleted files it's the deleted files it's the deleted files. Is there a command that will show them and let me completely erase them?