8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2018 12:44 PM by Abhishek Kumar

    Extract Size on Disk 100x Larger than "Stats for Space Usage" Shows

    Andrew Jackson


      I was about to upgrade from 10.4 to 10.5.3 when I saw that the drive where we installed Tableau onto was almost full - 115GB out of 127GB was used. I ran tabadmin cleanup and now it is at 110GB used.

      I searched to see what was using the space and "T:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\data\tabsvc\dataengine\extract\" is consuming 100GB. I checked on the "Stats for Space Usage" across all sites and all datasource extracts come to about 900MB. Adding in some workbooks that have been saved as .TWBX files as it comes to less than 1GB across all sites.

      1. What is the cause of this discrepancy please?
      2. What is consuming this space?
      3. How do I recover this space?

      I am postponing my upgrade in order to have sufficient space so that the upgrade doesn't fail. I am also concerned about the server crashing should it run out of space - I am quite glad that I caught this issue in time!!


      Thank you