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Old 09-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
MeliMelo
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Unhappy How to free inodes?


Hello all,
I'm really new at Linux, but I've owned my server for almost three years, and now it's acting up because I have no clue how to manage it, and no money to hire someone.

I have a VPS and in my Virtuozzo panel I see that my inodes are at 100%. I searched for a bunch of posts on how to find the culprit files. After finding them, how to I free up some inodes?

Thanks for any help you can provide!
Melanie
 
Old 09-01-2013, 04:10 AM   #2
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How to free inodes?

Each file has an inode allocated to it. To free inodes, delete files.
 
Old 09-01-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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I know that I need to delete files. How do I delete them is another question! How do I know which ones to delete?!
 
Old 09-02-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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I know that I need to delete files. How do I delete them is another question! How do I know which ones to delete?!
You can check temporary folder (i.e. /tmp) and remove files from there. You can then remove old files which are not in use in your system or you can take backup of those file in another device and then delete them from your system.

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first, you need to know which partition is full. I think you can identify it easily based upon the error message you got.
second, probably there is a directory with a huge amount of small files, you may need to find it. it can be /tmp, /var/tmp or something else, depending on the installed packages.
 
  


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