We are running two identical freenas box's and have the primary rsync'ed to the secondary, no other data is on the secondary. The problem, our primary filled up and we had to clean up the system. Since then rsync is not running and we are seeing that all disk space on the secondary is used, whereas on the primary we have 19TB free.
#2 Updated by Sean Fagan over 4 years ago
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The replication system (at this time, at least) does not remove snapshots on the remote system when they're gone from the local system.
You will have to, I believe, manually clean up the snapshots on the remote system, just as you did for the local system. (Alternately, destroy the dataset on the remote side, and recreate it, and then let the replication start from scratch.)
#3 Updated by Jordan Hubbard over 4 years ago
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The description clearly states that the user is using rsync, not ZFS replication. It's likely that they're simply syncing without the --delete flag, which will cause gunk to just steadily pile up on the remote system even if it's deleted on the source.