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Introduction

In this section we cover commonly seen problems encountered during the operation of a Bee node, and give an overview of suggested solutions

Node occupies unusually large space on disk

During normal operation of a Bee node, it should not take up more than ~30 GB of disk space. In the rare cases when the node's occupied disk space grows larger, you may need to use the compaction db compact command.

To prevent any data loss, operators should run the compaction on a copy of the localstore directory and, if successful, replace the original localstore with the compacted copy. 

The command is available as a sub-command under db as such:

bee db compact --data-dir=