When am I suppose to see "saved space"?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by David_Razorsek, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. David_Razorsek

    David_Razorsek Bit Poster

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    Just installed 14, updated tools, rebooted and then shut down. PVM is almost exactly the same size as before the update, 123.08GB.
     
  2. Dmitry@Parallels

    Dmitry@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi @David_Razorsek, it will take some time. According to our tests, depending on VM size and file system structure (blocks allocation) it may take up to a week with 3-4 hours daily VM uptime.
     
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  3. David_Razorsek

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    I'm about 3 weeks in to it and my VM went from 123.1 down to 120.5 is this typical?
     
  4. Dmitry@Parallels

    Dmitry@Parallels Parallels Support

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    I can't say that there are something like typical results, it all depends on VM file system data structure. Within these three weeks do you install any software, updated Windows? We have updated the KB with instructions to free up Mac disk space: https://kb.parallels.com/en/123553
    Check if you have old Windows installation.
     
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  5. David_Razorsek

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    I did all that was on the KB and now I'm down to 93GB. Thank you for your help. Windows had a lot in its cache.
     
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