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brentener
(@brentener)
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Problem with SD card size !!!

Hello !

I have setup OctoPrint on a Raspberry PI and connected to my Prusa printer. I now noticed that the SD card inserted in the printer (32 GB) may not be configured properly. In OctoPrint, it shows a total of 14 GB (probably the internal storage of the Prusa ???). There is only 75 MB left. There must be something I am missing ?????

Posted : 18/09/2021 11:25 am
towlerg
(@towlerg)
Noble Member

Unless you use Octoprint to send files to the Printer SD card there is no reason to have a SD card in the printer. The downside of sending to the priners SD card is that it's horribly slow and you lose Octoprints real time control.

I believe (although I don't know how to do it) that some Octoprint users feel that they get better quality results by sending files to the Printer SD card then printing from there. Don't really understand why those users even bother with Octoprint, but thats just me. Personally I like the hassle free slice and print immediately option.

Again my be wrong but isn't Octoprint displaying data from the Pi SD card?

 

Posted : 18/09/2021 12:11 pm
Diem
 Diem
(@diem)
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The card may have been partitioned or only partially formatted.  Some older devices (cameras?) do this when they have limited addressing capabilities so re-using cards can reveal surprises.

To examine partitions on a Pi:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install gparted

Running gparted

sudo startx

Then from the start menu select run and enter ‘gparted’

Cheerio,

Posted : 18/09/2021 12:41 pm
towlerg
(@towlerg)
Noble Member

@Diem I think the OP is referring to the SD in the printer rather than the Pi.

Posted : 19/09/2021 8:56 am
Diem
 Diem
(@diem)
Noble Member

The same procedure applies when it's plugged into the Pi with an adapter, gparted is more capable than most Windows partition managers.

Cheerio,

Posted : 19/09/2021 2:39 pm
brentener
(@brentener)
New Member
Topic starter answered:
Solution found

I have solved the problem ! The card was full because of timelapse recordings. I now deleted all of them and octoprint showed again the full capacity of the card (raspberry pi) installed !

Thanks for all your suggestions !

Posted : 21/09/2021 5:08 am
towlerg
(@towlerg)
Noble Member
Pi or printer

Just to beat this to death, was ith SD card in the Pi or the printer?

Posted : 21/09/2021 11:21 am
Jerry
(@jerry)
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A quote

You know and all the confusion I kind of lost track. 

Posted : 26/09/2021 12:38 am
towlerg
(@towlerg)
Noble Member

 

Posted by: @jerry

You know and all the confusion I kind of lost track. 

Been there, still have the tee-shirt.

Posted : 26/09/2021 9:17 am
Clemens M.
(@clemens-m)
Prominent Member
Must have been the SD-card of the Pi

As time lapse videos are stored on the Pi and not on the SD-card of the printer.

Best regards, Clemens

Posted : 26/09/2021 11:49 am
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