Shrink ext3 filesystem , running out of inode questions

Ling C. Ho ling at
Thu Apr 3 16:21:19 UTC 2008


I have an ext3  file system created with -T largefile4 option. Now it is 
running out of inode but it's only about 10% full.

- Is there a way now to increase the number of inode without making a 
new file system?

- If not, I am thinking about shrinking the file system, and then use 
the free up space to create a new file system with more inodes, and move 
the data over. Since I am already running out of inode, would I still be 
able to shrink the file system?


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