I am running the self-hosted community edition of Seafile, and my server is running out of disk space, so I decided to delete a large 200GB library that is no longer needed.
From the web interface, I first deleted the library as a normal user, and then deleted it from Trash as system admin. Disk space usage was unchanged.
I then stopped seahub and seafile and ran garbage collection (seaf-gc.sh), giving it the library’s ID as argument. It returned almost immediately, and had no effect on disk space usage. Is that because the library no longer exists in the Seafile database?
What should I do to reclaim disk space? Can I directly delete the
seafile/seafile-data/storage/blocks/<id> directory from the command line (substituting the library id for
<id>, of course)?
What is the intended procedure to delete a library and reclaim disk space?