NAS filling up with QB data...????

4 computers in workgroup accessing a network NAS...
NAS size is 3.57 TB...
When I do a full  backup it totals about 122 GB...
Of which 118 GB is all in one folder...
So...about 3+ TB is junk files...

Every now and then the NAS fills up...cannot save data to the NAS...
And after a few hours the NAS reduces the data back to it's normal size...have no clue as to why...
When I run Tree Size it seems to indicate that the Quickbooks data reporting too high allocation...

Seems to have started when I replaced 2 comptuers with brand new PC's...Win 10...
One of those PC's has QB installed and is the ONLY PC that access the QB data files located on the NAS...

Tree-Size.docx

Difficulty  getting work done as none of the 4 PC's can save data to the NAS...

Any ideas...suggetons appreciated...
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
Additional...
I think the issue is in QB...
The PC I replaces was running QB 2016...
The new PC has QB 2018...

In the process of trying to figure this out over the past week...
I installed a new NAS...thinking the old NAS was in the process of going bad...

Considering moving the QB data files to the PC that runs QB and see what happens...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The big file is the main QBW data file.  Copy it to a local QB computer and do a rebuild of the file. See if it decreases. Only do this locally, not on your NAS.
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
John...do i copy just the qbw file...or all of the data
 files..???
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can copy just the QBW file because the Transaction Log (TLG) will get rebuilt. You can save that in a temporary folder until done.
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
John...
I copied the QBW file to the PC...disconnected the PC from the network...
Opened QB 2018 and ran Utilities > Repair File and Network Problems...
It reported no issues...

The QBW file size is  about 74.9Mb...on the NAS drive and when I copied it to the PC...
And that seems to be about the correct size historicly...

So...guessing that QB is not the issue...

Currently the NAS is reporting 0 bytes free of 3.57 Tb...
The actual total amount of files on the NAS is about 122 Gb...

Open for ideas and suggestions...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Sounds like not a QB issue and so run TreeSize in Admin mode and see what the biggest folders are.
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
John...
I just moved ALL the QB files off the NAS...put them on a different PC for safekeeping...

The NAS is now reporting a normal level of files...3.4 Tb free of 3.57 Tb...

The QB folder that I removed from the NAS is a total of 881Mb...
BUT...as soon as I removed the folder...that NAS went back to normal...

So...it appears that there was about 3.4 Tb of "data" of some kind in the QB data folder that
does not "show up" in any Tree Size scan or properties of the QB data folder...

Very strange....running Tree Size again of the NAS and of the QB Data folder that I moved to a
different PC for safekeeping...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Something may have gone temporarily wrong.   I have QB running on several client servers and we do not see this. It may have gone in a loop if the connection was flaky at one point.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks much, and good luck going forward
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