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How do I determine the block size of an ext3 partition on Linux?

How do I determine the block size of an ext3 partition on Linux?
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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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Mount an ext3 partition with a 16k blocksize?

We are attempting to recover data from a drive which was formated by Netgear ReadyNas Duo. We have dropped it in a linux box and discovered that it is formated as ext3 with a 16k block size. Mounting ...
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df shows bad information on partition usage

I've tried to deal with this for days now with no luck. In this forum and also in other ones I can see a lot of discussion about this but none of the solutions have worked for me. My current ...
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Unable to list contents/remove directory (linux ext3)

System is CentOS5 x86_64, completely up to date. I've got a folder that can't be listed (ls just hangs, eating memory until it is killed). The directory size is nearly 500k: root@server ...
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Extended the Disk size of linux cent os guest

I have linux cent os server on the hyper v and with this LInux machines, two VHD are attached, one is the bootable VHD and second is the Storage device. and i am running out of space on the ...
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How to copy directories using debugfs?

The debugfs manpage gives the impression that the command 'rdump . .' will recursively copy all files found on the specified filesystem from the debugfs cwd to the native filesystem's cwd. Instead I ...
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e2fsck / resize2fs problems

I've got 6 drives (each 1.5T, all same model and firmware revision) that are part of a RAID5 array. The RAID5 makes a LVM volume group and a logical group. The latter contains only one ext3 partition. ...
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my ext3 to ext4 dont work

my tools on centos 5.11 kernel - 3.2.69 util-linux-ng-2.17 ( mount 2.17 ) e2fsprogs-1.41.14 grub-1.97 this tool and kernel are all working my steps boot on recovery change the fstab ...
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Why is nfs server not seeing resized filesystem size?

On the NFS server, when I extend the the logical volume (using lvm2) and subsequently the ext4 fs on top of it (using resize2fs), I'm able to see the new size locally with df. But the NFS clients ...
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How to delete journal on ext3 network drive

Something happened when I was copying files to a ext3 drive (via network, mounted by samba) and I lost ability to write anything to this HDD. After I used dmesg command it is explained: db: Current: ...
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Logical Volume 100% Use but 50G Appears Free

I am resizing logical volumes on a CentOS server and I have come across an issue where the volumes say that they are 100%, though the "Size" and "Used" columns seem to indicate that there should be ...
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Why does /sys/fs/ext4/vda1 exist when /dev/vda1 is ext3?

I'm trying to tune my filesystem for some operations I have to do involving huge numbers of files. Then I got confused about what FS I'm even using. tune2fs -l /dev/vda1 contains: Filesystem magic ...
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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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How does the number of subdirectories impact drive read / write performance on Linux?

I've got an EXT3 formatted drive on a Linux CentOS server. This is a web app data drive and contains a directory for every user account ( there are 25,000 users ). Each folder contains files that ...
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How long should resize2fs take on a 1TB partition?

I've got a new computer at the university and almost set up everything for myself on it when I've noticed that the previous user of the machine used a huge 1TB ext3 partition only. I usually keep ...
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Data consistency with RAID 5 and BBWC

I have a few questions about RAID 5, BBWC (Battery Backed Write Cache), filesystem (ext3) and optionally mysql. I have a hypothesis and I ask Server Fault community to validate or not this one: The ...
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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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Repartitioning while disk is in use?

I've two closely related questions, so I'll keep them in one SF question: Question 1 I've a Linux (debian) server that must have minimal downtime. The disk has two partitions, one is / (ext3) and ...
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serviceable ext3 partition ruined by fsck

I've got several systems with an ext3 lv / that work just fine until fsck'd — then they are unrecoverably corrupted. What hope do I have of repairing these systems, and, separately, what went wrong? ...
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Join files effectively on Linux

Is there a better way to join files that have been splitted than just doing a "cat" or "join"? These commands just copy the file streams into a new file on disk. A much better way would be ...
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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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ext3 Snapshot Support

Does the ext3 filesystem support snapshotting? If so, is can this be done with straight partitions with no LVM? An example of "straight partitions" would be the following: /dev/sda1 /boot ext3 ...
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use ext3 with inode size 128 and acl

i saw this in one of the docs that i had read Inode size: The default inode size is 256 bytes. Specify a value in bytes that is a power of 2 and equal to 128 or larger in bytes and up to the block ...
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How to make `rm` faster on ext3/linux?

I have ext3 filesystem mounted with default options. On it I have some ~ 100GB files. Removal of any of such files takes long time (8 minutes) and causes a lot of io traffic, which increases load on ...
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Move an ext3 fs to a larger mdadm array in one step

I have an ext3 fs on an mdadm array of 1TB disks on an openSUSE system, and I want to move the fs to a new array of (the same number of) 3TB disks. I can have the system running with this fs ...
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How to tell the language encoding of a filename on Linux?

I have a directory with ~10,000 image files from an external source. Many of the filenames contain spaces and punctuation marks that are not DB friendly or Web friendly. I also want to append a SKU ...
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How do I get transparent, efficient, file system snapshotting or versioning on ext3/4?

I've long thought about versioning file systems. This is a killer feature and I've looked at Wayback, ext3cow, zfs, fuse solutions, or just cvs/svn/git overlays. I consider ext3cow the model for my ...
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Message: mkdir() [function.mkdir]: Too many links

We run a web application as a production. Some days ago I discovered the error signed in subject of this theme. I know what's the problem, but want to ask, what is right way for resolve this? Yes, we ...
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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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rm on a directory with millions of files

Background: physical server, about two years old, 7200-RPM SATA drives connected to a 3Ware RAID card, ext3 FS mounted noatime and data=ordered, not under crazy load, kernel 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5, uptime ...
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Disk full, du tells different. How to further investigate?

I have a SCSI disk in a server (hardware Raid 1), 32G, ext3 filesytem. df tells me that the disk is 100% full. If I delete 1G this is correctly shown. However, if I run a du -h -x / then du tells me ...
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CentOS disable filesystem check: superblock last mount time is in the future

I'm persistently getting the "Superblock last mount time is in the future" error when booting CentOS 6. I've seen other questions which ask how to resolve this error, but I know exactly why it's ...
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Debian package performance on XFS, btrfs, ext3, ext4

I did 4 clean installations of debian 6 and measured time of installing some average virtual package. FS options are default. time apt-get install build-essential I got very strange results ...
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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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How do you re-mount an ext3 fs readwrite after it gets mounted readonly from a disk error?

Its a relatively common problem when something goes wrong in a SAN for ext3 to detect the disk write errors and remount the filesystem read-only. Thats all well and good, only when the SAN is fixed ...
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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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How do you get e2fsck to show progress information?

I'm running e2fsk on a very large (1TB+) ext3 disk with e2fsck -v /dev/sda1 from RIPLinux booted with PXE. I get e2fsck 1.41.6 (30-May-2009) /dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check ...
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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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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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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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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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Shredding data on a live server

Which is the best way to shred all data from a live dedicated server? I have no physical access nor any out of band remote management functionality to the server, only SSH access. Server is running ...
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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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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 ...