Dear OME team,
Something curious is happening to one of our users at EPFL:
He wanted to upload a huge file (
New.czi) to our OMERO server. He tried once and the import crashed before the end of the upload, but then he tried again, and at this second attempt, the file was successfully imported to OMERO.
New.czi's size is 275GB, and according to OMERO.web and OMERO.insight, this user does not own many more files on his account (only an additional project which is about 200MB)
But when I check the users statistics in OMERO.web, it says that the total disk usage of this user is 554.09GB:
I’m afraid that maybe the first import attempt of
New.czi worked, and that the data is stored somewhere, but we can’t manage to access this file: The
orphaned images folder from this user is empty, and he does not own images in a different group than his default one. He does not have admin rights, so he is not able to upload images for different users than himself.
We tried the following command to search the ghost
omero admin cleanse --dry-run /data/omero
We obtained many files in the output list, but none of them belong to the owner of the
Would you have suggestions to help us retrieve and delete this “ghost” file? (And even better, to prevent this scenario from happening again?)
Many thanks in advance,