I am trying to remove some measurements that I no longer need. When I execute
DROP <measurement> it runs for a few minutes and completes without error, but the measurement is still there. I have also tried deleting series and dropping series with the same result. The only thing I have noticed since I ran these commands is that I now have runaway disk usage on my influx instance. Whereas I usually see a few GB difference in free space from day-today, ever since I ran these commands I am seeing 2GB/minute.
I have a feeling it is preparing to delete data in the background, but can’t find any documentation around what might be happening, or how I might be able to monitor what’s happening. I also noticed that I see a ton of Cache Snapshot operations in the log but I do not see it compacting anything. I am not sure if this is related.
I am currently on InfluxDB 1.8.1
Thanks for any help you can provide!