ext3 is the default file system for many Linux distributions.

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Which kjournald process belongs to which filesystem?

I understand that each mounted ext3 filesystem will have a corresponding kjournald process running. One of those processes is using lots of CPU, and I'd like to know which filesystem is responsible. ...
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relocate EXT3 quota files

Is it possible to relocate the quota files for one filesystem to a different filesystem (e.g. using a symlink)? Rationale: testing SSD with quota, and I am worried that the constant writing to the ...
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Fastest way to remove numerous big files

I have a directory with integration tests temporary files, which has the following structure: TestTemp --- Test01 (~1.5TB) --- Subdirectory01 (~100GB) -- Destination JSON (1-100MB) ...
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How can I modify the wtime of ext filesystem

How can I modify the superblock of an ext filesystem so that I can set the field wtime (Last write time)? I've tried with debugfs: debugfs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) debugfs: open /dev/sdd2 -w debugfs: ...
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mv: Out of diskspace but can cp

We have a weird behaviour that we can not move files into a certain directory anymore. We get lstat("NewBatches/R910140805849312.dat", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=2850, ...}) = 0 ...
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EXT3-fs error (device dm-10)

I got this log error below: Aug 1 20:44:01 TDBP24LV kernel: EXT3-fs error (device dm-10): ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block 8159746 Aug 1 20:44:01 TDBP24LV kernel: EXT3-fs error ...
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input/output error at clean ext3 partition - how to check what wrong with data block

I have a problem with a file at a ext3 partition on CentOS 5 server (kernel version 2.6.18-164.15.1.el5) with a HP Raid Controller: hpacucli ctrl all show detail Smart Array P410 in Slot 1 Bus ...
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Cannot set ACL on ACL-enabled EXT4 partition

I am trying to enable xattrs and acls on a Debian machine. I've (re)mounted the partition in question with user_xattr and acl. (/dev/md3 is the partition in question) root@fs01:/# mount | grep ...
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Expanding ext3 /usr partition safely with minimal downtime

I have inherited a Centos 5.5 server provided by Softlayer. My /usr partition is filling up, and I can't see any quick wins by deleting cruft. It looks like the sheer number of cpanel accounts is to ...
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Resizing Partitions on Live RHEL/cPanel Server

I've resized many partitions over the years on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X -- but always using a GUI. However, the time has come where the preset partition sizes my data center placed on my server ...
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Defragmenting an ext3 filesystem after modifying using tune2fs

We have a number of servers that use local storage for a high performance data warehouse. We were running into issues with running out of space (the reserve space for ext3 volumes). We modified this ...
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Debian mail server's Maildir folder with too many files causing disk I/O to go on high load

I have a Debian mail server running Postfix, Courier and Maildir, with disks on EXT3 filesystem. I have noticed that when I use my webmail application (Squirrelmail, in this case). It gets some kind ...
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mke2fs.ext3 stripe-width option missing

I'm trying to set up an ext3 filesystem on a RAID 6 array (with 6 disks) on XenServer 6.2 linux. All the help I can find tells me to use the -E stride=xx,stripe-width=xx options. However my version ...
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Reclaiming Space That 'df' Says Should Be Available

I have a linux server hosted on one of Rackspace's CloudServers and it is showing that I have both no room available, yet also shows I have 12GB not used on the root partition. This server's only job ...
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ext3 mount options differ from linux kernel doc

I'm playing in my server lab with ext3 filesystem mount options, looking the kernel doc https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/ext3.txt I'm using redhat 5.8, if try to mount the fs ...
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Mount .vhd stored on ext3-NAS in Windows 7 without copying to NTFS Disk. Is this possible?

i have an vhd-Image stored on a NAS. I can't directly mount it, because the NAS stores the file in an ext3-system (i read this is causing trouble). I can't copy the file to a NTFS disc, because it's ...
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What happens if fsck.ext4 -y is run on a ext3 fs and how to I recover from it

I had a mountable fs (pretty sure it was ext3), fsck.ext4 was run with -y and ended in a segmentation fault. Now it is unmountable (dmesg says it's corrupt) and identifies as a ext4 fs via the "blkid" ...
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could fsck -Af -M cause corrupt filesystem?

Last night my server encounter "Read-only file system" error. So then I ran "fsck -Af -M" to trying to repair but no use, these are output: fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006) e2fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006) /: ...
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CentOS thinks Disk is busy, can't mount or fsck

I'm a longtime user, and first time question submitter. I've spent a full day searching this and many other sites for a solution, but I must resort to requesting assistance to resolve my situation. ...
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Program complains not enough disk space even if the disk space exists

I have an EXT3 partition mounted in ordered data mode. If a power failure occurs when a program is creating files on that partition, I see that space usage reported is normal and I don't see any ...
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force fsck to fail on boot

I am working on a embedded debian linux device. Owing to the power being pulled at any time resulting in a sudden power loss, we have set FSCKFIX from "no" to "yes" in the /etc/default/rcS file. ...
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Is the Ext3 filename limited to 255 symbols or 255 bytes?

I cannot save the file with the name containing more than 127 Cyrillic UTF-8 symbols on my Ext3 filesystem. It is possible so save the files containing up to 255 English UTF-8 symbols though. So is ...
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“No space left on device” error when writing certain session filenames

I have some filenames (session files) that can't be written ("No space left on device"). Other filenames (same directory) are fine. Disk is not full. The filesystem is ext3 PHP is giving an error ...
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Liferay cluster with SAN storage with ext3 [duplicate]

I'm deploying an liferay portal in a cluster which has 2 node load balanced, and config both to access to the same data location in a SAN storage devide. The problem is each node can not see the other ...
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How to convert lvm to ext3/4? [closed]

I have an old box(CentOS 5) that was formatted as lvm but now I want to convert it to ext3/4 file system without losing data. I have some empty disks that can be used, so is there an easy way to do ...
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SAN Storage shared disk, files copied from other servers cannot be seen without re-mounting

I have a SAN Storage connected to my servers using fibre HBA. Using multipath, I've successfully mapped the device, formatted it as ext3, and mount it to my file system. But the problem is, the host ...
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How to corrupt an ext3 partition so that it will undergo fsck to fix automatically at boot? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to corrupt an ext3 partition safely, so that it can be recovered by fsck on next boot, for testing purposes. Thanks!
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Impossible to read / delete some files

How can I fix a message like this (read after a dmesg command)? EXT4-fs error (device hdb1): ext4_lookup: deleted inode referenced: 119197 EXT4-fs error (device hdb1): ext4_free_inode: bit already ...
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Multiple segmentation faults on Linux host

I have an old Slackware 9.0 mail server on a VM at Linode.com. It has around 130GB of mail hosted on it, in Maildir format on partitioned, separate Ext3 filesystems (largest one is 92GB). I'm in the ...
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Migration from ext3 to Mogilefs

I have gigs of images on ext3 file system and I want to move them to Mogilefs on a live running site. In your opinion what would be the best approach?
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Where do ext3 inode / meta-data reside?

Just a quick question about ext3: Are inodes stored in the same area as file data, or are there separate regions on the disk reserved exclusively for meta-data and others reserved exclusively for ...
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Major issues with fsck of 10TB ext3 RAID 6 (memory allocation failed, etc.)

I recently added a 7th 2TB drive to a linux md software RAID 6 setup. After md finished reshaping the array from 6 to 7 drives (from 8 to 10TB), I was still able to mount the file system without ...
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ext4: Online resize not detected

On a RedHat 6 server, we ran into an issue with online resizing of an ext4 filesystem. With only /dev/sda we had 13GB available in the volume group, but needed 20GB more on one logical volume which ...
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How to repair a disk on Ubuntu when fsck fails?

I was able to start a broken raid 1 system with one available and one broken disk by issuing the following command. mdadm --assemble --force /dev/md9 /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 I was able to copy the ...
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can i say “NO” to “Clone multiply-claimed blocks” in fsck?

I need to know if i can still mount the volume when i tell fsck "no" in that question. i dont need to repair all the files in the volume, i just need recover one single file for this event. the ...
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find file by block number on ext3 fs on lvm

smartd has detected a bad block on my hard drive and I'd like to know what file does that block belong to. I have ext3 filesystem on a logical volume. Google gave me a lot of tutorials (like this one: ...
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ext3 converted to ext4 still being mounted as ext3

I have a somewhat bizzare problem at the moment with my Debian-system (mainly testing). I used to have a root-partition on lvm that was formatted as ext3. I now booted a live-system and converted ...
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simple Linux alternative to Windows extpart to extend basic system disk without downtime?

On Windows there is Dell's extpart which allows one to extend a basic system disk (NTFS) of a running system without downtime. It looks like this: C:\>extpart.exe ExtPart - Utility to extend ...
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Hard disk error

There seems to be something wrong with my hard drive, but I'm not sure what, or how to proceed. The first sign of any problems was this: I tried making a new directory on my server, but when I did ...
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Replacement raid1 drive is one block smaller. What to do?

Apparently once should always leave a bit of empty space at the end of each raid1 partition. But if we're too late for that, what can be done if a replacement RAID1 drive is slightly smaller than the ...
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EXT3 with no (write) cache

I want to mount an ext3 filesystem with no caching at all, most importantly no write caches since I want everything to be flushed to disk right away. Can anyone share the needed flags for such a ...
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deleting files only frees space partially (ext3 / ext4)

I just did something similar to this: $ du -sh /bigdata/stuff 1022G /bigdata/stuff $ df -h /bigdata Fileystem Size Used Avail Used% mounted on /dev/sda5 1,8T 1,7T 140G 93% /bigdata $ rm ...
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Moved data from an ext4 volume to an ext3 volume and it is consuming more space, why?

Just need a simple answer, did some searching and couldn't find it. What is the metadata overhead with ext3 as compared to ext4? I migrated a number of volumes from a SAN that was using ext4 volumes ...
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How to recover data from a corrupted ext3 partition?

A server of mine had a drive failure of some sort which caused the OS (CentOS 5) to crash and stop working (it refuses to boot). So we put another drive with a working OS and from there we try to ...
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Should we mount with data=writeback and barrier=0 on ext3?

We've been running a server on a VM at a hosting company, and have just signed up for a dedicated host (AMD Opteron 3250, 4 cores, 8GB RAM, 2 x 1TB in software RAID, ext3). While running performance ...
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How do you *tag* a partition as ext4?

I have an ext3 partition so when I do this: mount /dev/blah /mnt/blah it is mounted automatically as ext3. I can get it to mount as ext4 by running mount -t ext4 /dev/blah /mnt/blah and it ...
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If I upgrade an ext3 fs to ext4, will it automatically increase the maximum amount of directories per directory?

Due to an external unavoidable situation*, I need to have more than 32k directories in a directory (but as far as I can tell, less than 64k). I'm hitting the limit of ext3. I presume the original ...
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Failed volumes on RAID - how to handle?

I've got a situation on a RAID that I've taken over responsibility for recently and really could use some advice. I hope I haven't mucked it up to much. A couple server on the ad-hoc cluster I'm ...
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Why is kjournald extremely active on a mostly quiescent filesystem?

Note: This is a "documenting my process" question that I'll be writing an answer to. Happily, serverfault already helped me solve this, because writing up my situation so others would be able to ...
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SLES 11 recommended filesystem

We are upgrading some servers from SLES 10 to SLES 11 and I just saw that ext4 is not supported. Should I move to XFS or keep ext3? I will be moving the programs and databases to a new VM so ...