The ext4 or fourth extended filesystem is a journaling file system for linux/*nix developed as the successor to ext3.

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Alternative to ReiserFS for storing many small files in one block?

I know that ReiserFS is able to store multiple small files in a single block, and at one time was recommended for use with s3backer because of that feature, as fewer blocks to store on S3 mean lower ...
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mkfs.ext4 command not available in fedora 8

Is ext4 file system supported on fedora 8? If yes, then how do i enable it? I am unable to see format command for ext4. I can see only mkfs.ext3 and mkfs.ext2.
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Moving a partition without gparted [migrated]

I need to move (shift) an ext4 partition on my disk in a headless Linux machine, like this: Before: [######### Partition #########][- Free space -] After: [- Free space -][######### Partition ...
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Getting Error: “No space left on device” for a particular filename

I have a ext4 volume with lot of files inside a particular directory. Whenever I am trying to create a file inside it of a particular name, I am getting "No space left on device" error. $ touch ...
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Create KVM storage pool using a ext4 formatted drive

I have a secondary hdd that I would like to use as a storage pool for my KVM host. Here is the xml file I use to create the storage pool, <pool type='disk'> ...
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Shrinking LVM Volumes

We have a Synology RS3614rpxs NAS head containing (9) 3TB hard drives in a RAID 6 + 1 hot spare. The storage became exhausted and we added an expansion chassis where 5TB hard drivers were installed ...
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ddrescue — which files are in error locations?

I had a HDD crash and had to use ddrescue to restore it. It took a month, but it finally finished today. However, there were three errors that it could not read. Is there a way to find out which files ...
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XenServer CentOS VM: EXT4-fs error (device dm-2): ext4_journal_start_sb: Detected aborted journal

I have 2 different CentOS 6.4 VM's on 2 different Citrix XenServer and both have the same error within couple of few days. Output of messages: kernel: Aborting journal on device dm-2-8. kernel: ...
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XFS as default filesystem in the enterprise

After reading up on the whole data=ordered fiasco that EXT4 went through and how much support there was on it accommodating "broken" applications, I was surprised that a filesystem that is not ...
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An ext4 filesystem spanning multiple RAID arrays and calculating alignment parameters [closed]

So I have the following setup: 3x4TB RAID-5 (Hardware RAID) (two data disks) 5x2TB RAID-5 (Hardware RAID) (four data disks) = six data disks in total? These will be encrypted using LUKS and then ...
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Pacemaker error on failback with drbd

I have two nodes in my cluster with drbd+pacemaker+corosync When the first node fails, the second assumes the service and it's ok, but when we have to failback (node1 back online) it shows some errors ...
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find space used by journal files

Is there any way to find the disk space used by journal. Running xfs on host and ext4 on guest. How can we see the space occupied by journals of these filesystem.is it possible.
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AWS volume from snapshot missing data

This is a weird one. On a new ec2 instance + new data volume attached at /dev/xvdb mounted with: mkfs -t ext4 /dev/xvdb mkdir /mnt/xvdb mount -t ext4 /dev/xvdb /mnt/xvdb I take a snapshot of ...
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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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Is it possible to update stripe-width on an existing, and used, ext4 fs?

I have a RAID 5 with 5 3TB drives (8 in few weeks), on a Debian. There is only one ext4 partition on it, using all the space available. Actually, due to origins of the RAID (4 drives), the ext4 fs ...
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Permission denied to resize filesystem

Im attempting to resize a filesystem on a mulipathed volume that I've grown, rescanned all the disks, and resized the multipath map. # resize2fs /dev/mapper/my_vol resize2fs 1.43-WIP (20-Jun-2013) ...
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EXT4 Single Larger Volume or Many Smaller Volumes

My question is regarding the file system performance of EXT4 volumes relative to size. We have a NAS running any arbitrary Linux platform. The NAS has (12) 4TB disks in a hardware RAID 6 with LVM ...
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Is my default File System ext4

By running df -hT that shows mounted file systems, how can I know if my default FS is ext4? Also as mentioned by one of the MongoDB engineers in this video (@1:13) from M202: MONGODB ADVANCED ...
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Warning :mounting fs with errors, running e2fsck is recommended

Linux server will hang and when I restart it will take around 2 hours to come up and resume normal operations. I checked the system log files and found mounting fs with errors, running e2fsck is ...
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LVM on disk with no partition table. How to reallocate free space with fdisk?

I shrank an LVM in half using these commands: e2fsck -f /dev/VG/LV resize2fs /dev/VG/LV 5G lvreduce -L 5G /dev/VG/LV Inspecting the physical volume yields this: --- Physical volume --- PV Name ...
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centos 6.3 increase disk size on /

I have a VM running CentOS 6.3. LVM is not installed. From the VM side, I have increased the underlying disk from 15GB to 40GB, so I now need to expand the partition and file system. I've managed to ...
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Slow ext4 read performance on 24-drive hardware RAID6

I have a RAID6 configuration spanned over 24 drives (12x directly attached to the RAID card, 12x via external SAS) running on an ARECA ARC-1880IX-12 (fw V1.51 2012-07-04). The RAID makes up one single ...
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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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Resizing a software RAID remotely, no LVM, / partition

I have a server that has a software RAID without LVM. That is only mdadm. There are the partitions /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2 which form /dev/md2. There is also a lot of space after both /dev/sda2 and ...
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How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?

The previous administrator of a server that is now under my supervision made a mistake. He accidentally created a LVM volume (no more than pvcreate, I think, though not sure) on a disk that actually ...
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Centos 5.5 [Read-only file system] issue after rebooting [closed]

I have a virtual server under centos 5.5 (hosted by a japanese company called sakura ) Since yesterday, connection through ssh couldn't be established. I've contacted support center who told me to ...
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First 500MB of RAID6 array is wiped, how to recover?

We have a RAID6 array with 12 disks on a 3ware 9650SE-12ML controller. An engineer of our server provider issued this command by mistake: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde bs=1M count=500; sync; ...
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Transparent compression filesystem in conjunction with ext4

I am trying to test a project that needs compressed storage with use of the ext4 file system since the application I use relies on ext4 features. Are there any production/stable solutions out there ...
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impossible creating a ext4 fs with block size of 1024

Im triying to build up a new server for a service that saves the data on very small files of max 1 kb on the fs. The problem its, now we are using a block size of 4 kb and we are wasting a lot of ...
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Linux filesystem ext4 fragmentation

I have a question about the filesystem ext4 and disk fragmentation: Does ext4 place files in the same directory near or next to each other on the disk? And if so how is it fragmented, for example is ...
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How can I grow an ext4 filesystem inside a dm-crypt/LVM volume?

I have a disk with this format: sdc 8:32 0 1,8T 0 disk └─sdc1 8:33 0 1,8T 0 part ├─vg-lv1 (dm-0) 254:0 0 900G 0 lvm ...
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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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Remount root RW without reboot

Today I did something stupid on production xen vm server. I mounted the external device mapper as read only to make a copy of the filesystem. This process went well but then the rootfs / become ...
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Replacing files with symlinks takes more space - Fedora19 EXT4

Background: We are using PHP CacheLite. In order to have a human readable path to cache files cache_{hash}_{hash}, there is a symbolic link that is more descriptive of the cache contents. We ...
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existing files are “invisible” to some applications

I have a problem with accessing files on an ext4 file system mounted as type NFS on a Linux server running CENTOS 6.5. I know the files exist on this file system because I can see them when I ...
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Software-RAID with ext4 but without 64bit support

last year I set up a Software-RAID5 with 5x3TB yielding 12TB of usable capacity. Just today, needing more storage, I have finished growing the RAID to two more 3TB disks: Personalities : [linear] ...
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How do I replace the root filesystem (ext4) with a new one in LVM with one which has more inodes?

I have a few systems which have been running over a decade in a cluster on SLES 10 (now long past EOL). We're migrating to CentOS 6 64-bit. I got everything done but the final data syncs, and lo and ...
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How do I allow users to add/modify files in a directory but not change the directory - Linux

How can I modify a directory so that it is owned by a group and users in that group can add and delete files and create sub directories but are unable to change the permissions on the parent ...
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fsck ext4 inode error

Today while I was booting I got an error in an ext4 partition with some inodes. I just entered the root password and run fsck manually but I am a bit worried. fsck warned many times about some errors ...
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Loss of data when trying to fix ext4 “group descriptors corrupted!”

When I try to mount an existing disk, I get the message sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdc1 /data mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, ...
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Sharing disk space between two Ubuntu hosts [closed]

I have two Digital Ocean droplets (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VPS instances): Alice: 40GB disk / 38GB used Bob: 20GB disk / 2GB used Alice’s storage needs will continue to grow slowly but steadily. Rather ...
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How to increase inodes? [duplicate]

How can I increase the maximum amount of inodes available on a dedicated server running CentOS 6.5 and ext4? The websites we are hosting create and use millions of small files. We are already hitting ...
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How to add partition table to existing EXT4 filesystem

I have software RAID6 on 8x3TB disks (18TB), there is filesystem od device /dev/md1, but EXT4 can`t be bigger than 16TB so there is 2TB of free space. I would like to use this space. My first idea was ...
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Best parameters for ext4 filesystem for storing virtualbox disk images

I have partition, which I'm going to use for keeping VirtualBox disk images (VDI, or may be VMDK). They are fixed-size (not dynamically-allocated) images. There are no other files/directories on ...
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recover a damaged partition table with ext4 fs

I have an external 2TB HD, that should have only one ext4 partition but the partition table is damaged and I'd love to rebuild/restore the partition. Things ain't that easy so here's the longer ...
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/proc/self/mountinfo per-mount-options vs per-super-options

I am trying to check for the current status of a mounted partition, rw/ro. On Cent6 /proc/self/mountinfo has some interesting info. One of the items contained in the output for each mount point is ...
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ext4 root filesystem corruption under XenServer 6.2 DomU

We're with a problem with filesystem corruption in guest machines in a XenServer 6.2 It only happens in Linux Machines. Randomly the filesystem remounts as read-only and them corruption starts on the ...
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Failing to mount root from ramdisk while PXE boot

I have a working TFTP/DHCP PXE boot environment where I've already booted some images successful. Now I built an CentOS 6.5 diskless image and this one is failing booting with the following error: No ...
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Why is file rewrite slower?

on Linux, using various benchmark tools (bonnie++, iozone, etc) on ext4 (but i guess it's the same on other FS), rewrite is always slower than write to new files. For example, using bonnie++, with ...
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ext4 production ready on kernel 2.6.32 (debian6)?

I've to maintain a production system on debian6 (kernel version 2.6.32). I'd like to use ext4 on a ssd disk (and generally hope to improve performance upgrading from ext3). I can't find any reference ...