Some existing application installers perform a capacity check prior to running an installation process. Sometimes an installation fails due to too much or too little available capacity. The File Storage service currently reports 8 exabytes of available capacity by default.
File system utilization is calculated by block usage. We use a variable block size optimized for best performance. There can be a delay of up to 1 hour when reporting file system usage, either in the console or by using the
Customers can define how much free space is reported as available to the operating system using the Console, the API or the Command Line Interface (CLI). If your application installation is failing because of too little available space, you can expand the reported available free space. If your application installation is failing because of too much reported available free space, you can reduce it.
You can set the reported available space during file system creation. See To create a file system for more information.
You can also set the reported available space in the details page of the file system's associated mount target:
Open the navigation menu. Under Core Infrastructure, click File Storage.
In the List Scope section, select a compartment.
- Find the file system you want to change, click the Actions icon (three dots), and then click View File System Details.
- In Resources, click Mount Targets.
- Click the name of the mount target.
- Click the Maximum Free Space (in GiB) Edit icon.
- Enter the maximum free space in gibibytes you want File Storage Service to report.
- Click the Save icon.
The maximum free space setting affects each file system associated with the mount target. Setting the maximum free space does not limit the amount of data you can store.
Open a command prompt and type in the following command:
oci fs export-set update --export-set-id export_set_ OCID --max-fs-stat-bytes number_of_bytes
For information about using the CLI, see Command Line Interface (CLI).
The maximum free space setting affects each export in the export set. Setting the maximum free space does not limit the amount of data you can store.