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Re: No space left on device on xfs filesystem with 1.6TB free

To: Christian Kujau <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: No space left on device on xfs filesystem with 1.6TB free
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:25:44 +1100
Cc: Owen Dunn <osd1000@xxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <alpine.DEB.2.00.0901221514190.4084@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Mail-followup-to: Christian Kujau <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Owen Dunn <osd1000@xxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0901211007200.19898@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20090121225453.GN10158@disturbed> <20090122030955.GT10158@disturbed> <alpine.DEB.2.00.0901221514190.4084@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 03:15:59PM +0100, Christian Kujau wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Dave Chinner wrote:
>> The only way to fix this is to move data around to free up space
>> below 1TB. Find your oldest data (i.e. that was around before even
>> the first grow) and move it off the filesystem (move, not copy).
>> Then if you copy it back on, the data blocks will end up above 1TB
>> and that should leave you with plenty of space for inodes below 1TB.
>
> With volumes bigger and bigger, should this procedure be mentioned in  
> the xfs_growfs manpage or in the XFS FAQ?

Sure: the FAQ is a wiki now so you can add it yourself. ;)

http://xfs.org/index.php/XFS_FAQ

Cheers,

Dave.
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Dave Chinner
david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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