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Relinking a deleted file

Sometimes people delete files they shouldn't, a long-running process still has the file open, and recovering the data by catting /proc/<pid>/fd/N just isn't awesome enough. Awesome enough would ...
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Link to a specific inode

I have a file that was deleted, but is still held open by a program. I found the inode number using lsof. How can I create a hard link back to that inode?
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Determine Location of Inode Usage

I recently installed Munin on a development web server to keep track of system usage. I've noticted that the system's inode usage is climbing by about 7-8% per day even though the disk usage has ...
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Linux - Help, I'm running out of inodes!

I have a filesystem that has lots of small files. Currently about 80% of inodes are used (I checked with df -i), however only 60% of disk space is used. How can I 'increase' the number of inodes? If ...
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ext4 file-system max inode limit - can anyone please explain?

Recently we had a problem where one of the ext4 file-systems seemed unable to handle very large number of files, more than 6mln in this case, in spite of having enough space. Is it 6mln the max ...
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Linux: Why change inode size?

Tune2fs allows to change inode size from default (128 bytes on ext3, 256 bytes on ext4) to almost anything, but it should be power of two. What are the reasons for changing default inode size? Here ...
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No space left on device error, but df reports as more space available

My PHP sessions on my Debian webserver using Apache2 with mod_php seem to be failing randomly, saying that there’s no space to write them: sudo tail -60 /var/log/apache2/error.log [Fri Jan 30 ...
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The impact of a high directory-to-file ratio on XFS

We're building a product that is likely to generate very large XFS volumes, and I'm trying to discover the scaling bottlenecks we're likely to run into given the architecture. As we manipulate files ...
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Monotonic growth of Linux directory size/block count

On Linux, (perhaps as a function of the filesystem block size), when I create a directory and stat it, it returns a size of 4096. I can create files in this directory, up to a point, without ...
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Can I increase inode count in Linux?

Sorry for my poor English. I have a Linux MIPS router with 2.4.17 kernel. Root fs is a tmpfs and /rom is a cramfs. There is 4MB free memory and 3MB free on tmpfs. I can create a few new empty ...
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How to distribute files and folders to handle large number of files

I want to manage a huge number of files on my server (say millions). It is needed to save files in two or three levels of folders to keep the number of files in each folder low. On the other hand, it ...
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xfs: find files on the first 1 TB

I have been hit by xfs' No space left on device. According to the FAQ: http://xfs.org/index.php/XFS_FAQ#Q:_Why_do_I_receive_No_space_left_on_device_after_xfs_growfs.3F The only way to fix this is ...
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Diagnosing cause of orphaned inodes on Linux, busy MySQL?

One of our servers recently experienced some file system corruption and our root file system was automatically remounted as read only. The steps I took to recover were: attempted to remount > ...
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How can I reduce inode utilization on an ext4 filesystem?

Summary of My Need We put a large amount of files on a filesystem for analysis at a later time. We can't control how many files we're going to have, and this one box needs access to all of them. ...
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dirtied inode

I am investigating a very strange io issue. I have vm.block_dump enabled and I am seeing allot of messages in this form: process(29177): dirtied inode 42254471 (filename) on 0:14 What does dirtied ...
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Unexplained cache RAM drops on Linux machine

I run a CentOS 5.7 64 machine with 24gb ram and running kernel 2.6.18-274.12.1.el5. This machine runs only Nginx, php-fpm and Xcache as extra applications. Since about 3 weeks my memory behavior on ...
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What does it mean if inode usage is high?

After some google research I have figured out inode usage probably relates to the number of directorys/files. I am guessing there is a limit (thus what determines the inode usage %). What is this ...
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disk space overhead in ext4

I'd like to know if there's some rule (or formula) I can apply to find out how much of disk space will be used by the filesystem in an ext4 partition. for example, in a partition of 100 GB, how much ...
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How can I remove a corrupted file in Linux?

The power went out at home and my Linux server (Plugbox Linux) went down. After it came back up, one of the files on the USB drive that was connected is corrupt. "ls -il" gives this: ? -????????? ...
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How does directory complexity influences on i-nodes?

For single project, which uses a lot of images( ± 1k-3k per day) I use custom PHP script to process images and save them to server. Currenty PHP script processes them and saves in the following ...
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Recovering any deleted file using Inode value?

Please correct me If I'm wrong Is possible to recover the deleted file if you have inode number of file.
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Monitoring /proc/sys/fs/inode-nr

As part of a general overhaul of some Nagios scripts, I am adding parameters to the scripts so that the thresholds can be determined on a machine-by-machine basis. As an example, we are specifying ...
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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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'inode table usage' spiking every morning at 8am

I installed munin on my ubuntu server. It's showing my 'inode table usage' spiking every morning at 8am. It then rapidly curves down and settles over the course of several hours. What might cause ...
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How to clean up an unprocessed orphan inode list?

I tried to mount a formerly readonly mounted filesystem read-writeable: mount -o remount,rw /mountpoint Unfortunately it did not work: mount: /mountpoint not mounted already, or bad option dmesg ...
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What is INODE usage and can I reduce it?

My webserver keeps giving me the error backup failed due to high INODE usage... What is this and how can I prevent it?
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Serve large number of small images in ext4

I read through some similar question, but still have some confuse about my situation. My website allow user upload huge number of large images (scan pages of book). My server will auto tiling and ...
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Re-creating a filesystem on runtime (need more inodes)

I have a machine at a datacenter with 3HDDs and running Debian Wheezy, at one of them I have an ext4 filesystem mounted on /data that has ran out of inodes (I've chosen an inappropriate inode size at ...
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How can i fix it: EXT4-fs warning (device sda3): ext4_dx_add_entry: Directory index full

I have noticed that in dmesg and syslog i have something like that: EXT4-fs warning (device sda3): ext4_dx_add_entry: Directory index full! I have checked df -i too: Filesystem Inodes ...
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File system for a lot of small files

I'm using NetApp device as a NAS storage. I have a lot of small files (30-60k) and dirs. For example I have: 30000 dirs with another 1000-2000 dirs. A lot of dirs are empty, but most of them have ...
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Process has opened inode that's not on any filesystem?

So I'm trying to find out if the stderr of a process has been redirected to somewhare unusual (it's a java process and I want a thread dump, but it's launched through a nest of startup scripts). I ...
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delete millions of files within a directory [duplicate]

The other day I ran bleachbit on my system. I had enabled wipe disk space option in it. It took several hours and my disk space filled up completely (100GB or so). After waiting forever, I decided to ...
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recovering a corrupt degraded btrfs RAID6, need to manually clear an inode

I have a btrfs RAID 6. I have lousy hard drives, one failed, and another failed during recovery. Now I am without parity and cannot rebuild--a third drive is throwing read errors on a few sectors. ...
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How to increase the inode size

I have Ubuntu 11.10 Server 64bit. my clients upload a lot of small xml files on my server. and my business needs all of those files. I have storage space, but the problem is in inode size. by running ...
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tuning linux cache settings for inode caching

I am dealing with hundred million files in a filesystem (distributed among a lot of subdirectories), and I need to be able to list them very quickly, particularly in order to rsync them efficiently. ...
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Why do some filesystems out there have imaps to imaps to imaps (multiple imaps)?

It seems that the point of an imap is to hold points to individual inodes so that writes can be done in a really fast manner (can someone explain how this works as well?) but I was wondering what the ...
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Where is the inode number stored?

I know that the filename is stored in directories and not in inode. Kindly tell me where the inode number of a file is stored? Is it stored in the directory file?
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lsof displays restored file as deleted

If I create a file named /home/martin/testfile.txt, open this file with less utility, delete /home/martin/testfile.txt file and restore it from file descriptor directory under the /proc/31148, where ...
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Centos INODES usage

We are using Centos & cPanel server but we have a important problem for INODES usage. "df -i" command showing for / directory using 6 million inodes!. When I check number of files for / ...
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What is Apache's purpose in putting inodes into ETags?

There are plenty of articles on the web detailing why you might not want to use Apache's default inode-mtime-size format for ETags (see e.g. here or here). All such articles recommend the same thing: ...
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Inodes after extending filesystem

If I make a ext4 filesystem and add about 20% of extra inodes, how would this effect the inode count if later I extend the filesystem? Would the extended filesystem also automatically add an extra 20% ...
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ext2 dump/restore problem

I am running a mailserver with maildir storage. This means that quite a lot of files are created and I have just run out of inodes. AFAIK there is no magic command to increase number of inodes on ext# ...
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Circular directory structure

I'm having an issue with a circular directory structure warning produced by du and find on my CentOS servers. I have two FreeNAS servers exporting several datasets via NFS which are mounted on the ...
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Get information about inodes via snmp for linux

I want to check inodes via snmp for linux system, set up check. I could not find the correspondent MIB. Can any one help me to get information about inodes prozent ?
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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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Strange Inode/Ram cache drops happening in CentOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unexplained cache RAM drops on Linux machine I run a CentOS 5.7 machine (64bit) with 24GB ram and 4x SAS drives in RAID10 setup. This machine runs nginx/1.0.10, php-fpm ...
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What does it imply if debugfs says Can't read next inode when doing inode scan?

I've got some bad sectors pending reallocation (based on smartmontools reports), and I'm trying to find out which file the sector is currently related to so that I can restore from a backup or such or ...
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inodes and tree-depth in ext2

I have an ext2 filesystem with a maximum number of inodes per directory (somewhere around 32k), and also a maximum number of inodes in the entire filesystem (somewhere around 350m). Because I'm using ...
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How decode xfs lost+found directory

I have managed to trash my homebrew Nas box (an old hp d530 + 2x 750gb sata soft raid1 + 17gb boot disk with ubuntu server 8.10) I have searched the web and tried to repair the file system but to no ...
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What is the function in Windows similar to Inode in Linux?

Is there any commands which is same as the function inode in Linux. Any info will be helpful.