Shrink ext3 filesystem , running out of inode questions
Ling C. Ho
ling at fnal.gov
Wed Apr 16 14:57:03 UTC 2008
I tried creating a new file system and shrinking it. The inode count
reduced after the shrink. So, would shrinking the one filesystem I have
with all inode already used create problem? ie. where would the inodes
be reallocated after the number of block groups get reduced?
Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Ling C. Ho wrote:
>> 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?
> Growing the filesystem would add more inodes, but it's still not
> probably what you want. You'd still have the same inode::block ratio.
>> - 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?
> Shrinking should not require more inodes; that sounds like a decent plan.
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