How to filter files for Cloud NAS space reclamation based on the extension

In Wasabi Cloud NAS, the space reclamation can ignore certain file extensions using a filter setting in the windows registry. By default, files with exe, dll, sys, com, cpl, msi, and ocx extensions will be ignored and their space will not be reclaimed.

In order to alter this setting and enable space reclamation for executable files, you would follow the steps shown in this example: 

  1. Presswindows + Rkey combination and typeregedit
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  2. Go to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wasabi\tiger-bridge\tiersvc\settings  
  3. You will find a list of settings, select the key reclaim_space_filter and right click to modify it
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  4. By default, it will contain!:exe:dll:sys:com:cpl:msi:ocx:=> change that to be!:dll:sys:com:cpl:msi:ocx:by removing the exe: (be aware each value needs to be delimited by colons)
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  5. Restart the server and Wasabi cloud NAS should start automatically in the windows tray below, and then your exe files will be replaced by stub files and the space will be reclaimed.

 

By following these steps, you should now be able to see your executable files offloaded to your bucket

 

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