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Old 08-11-2015, 10:59 AM   #1
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Inode limit Reached


In one of my server inode value limit exceeded. So due to this i cannot able to create a file/folder.

please let us know how to resolve this issue
Old 08-11-2015, 11:07 AM   #2
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Clean up the filesystem and delete some files.

This might take some time as it depends on what filesystem, and what distribution.

Many have started using a tmpfs filesystem for /tmp. If that one is full, you can delete pretty much anything you want. It would be deleted anyway if you rebooted.

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Old 08-11-2015, 11:49 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, without saving everything and re-making the filesystem with more inodes (a smaller number of bytes-per-inode) there isn't much you can do. If you grow the filesystem, you will gain some more inodes along with the added space. However, if your usage pattern has you using up inodes faster than space, you will soon run into the same problem again, since the added space will inherit the same number of bytes-per-inode as the current filesystem.
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Did at any point of time, you experimented (for your work or something!) by creating a lot of 0 bytes files in your server.?
I have seen cases like the above and that's the reason - seeing inode full, even when disk space is available.
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^ there is an old post somewhere here where someone configured their webserver to generate 0-byte log files with the time and ip-address as the file name.

after a few million hits their system halted (eventhough there were several gb's left).



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