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CloudDrive using too much space in the cloud - problem

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Hello, I am in need of help in this matter: I had a 975 GB cloud drive set up on my OneDrive for Business account and I deleted some old files then uploaded new ones. Then in the Storage Metrics on OneDrive I noticed that the size of the cloud drive folder reached 993 GB so I paused uploading immediately. I then resized the drive to 900 GB to try to fix the problem, it resized correctly and cleaned up except that my Storage Metrics page is still showing 993 GB used! Hopefully there is something I can do to reduce the size because I'm only actually using ~700 GB of the space and whenever I upload more the size of the cloud drive folder just goes up. Is there anything I can do without just deleting the whole thing and reuploading everything? I have attached some screenshots to make things clearer.

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i'm also interested in knowing this
tho i do believe the reason it acts like this is cause it somewhat works like a normal hdd and never actually deletes anything until the space is needed, but for onedrive/gdrive it still looks like space is used.

thus you need some program to clear/zero all the "deleted" files... but if that works when it comes to stablebit i have no idea 

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10 hours ago, Exoriz said:

tho i do believe the reason it acts like this is cause it somewhat works like a normal hdd and never actually deletes anything until the space is needed, but for onedrive/gdrive it still looks like space is used.

Yes I thought that as well that's why I resized the drive to a smaller size thinking that would make it max 900GB but it didn't help and now I can't upload anything more because I fear I will reach the limit.

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This might actually be on the provider's side. I once deleted about 100TB from Google Drive and it took months for the data to actually be removed from Google's servers. It didn't matter, since I didn't have a limit, but you might be running into a similar situation here. Contact your administrator and see if there is something they can do. 

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