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How to increase the maximum number of files for a flexible volume

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8
  • Data ONTAP 8 operating in 7-mode and earlier
  • Flexible Volume
  • FlexGroup Volume

Description

  • This article describes how to increase the maximum number of files (inodes) for a Flexible volume and FlexGroup.
  • When a volume is out of inodes, ONTAP will emit one or more of the error messages similar to the following:

Error message: no space left on the device
Error message: file system is out of inodes
wafl.vol.outOfInodes: file system on Volume vol_test1@vserver:vserver_1 is out of inodes because it has reached the maximum number of files

wafl.vol.runningOutOfInodes: The file system on Volume vol1@vserver:20884ed5-68e5-11ea-a757-00a098c4fca2 is using 80 percent or more of the files that can be contained on the volume.

INODE: System/Cluster Notification from filer (OUT OF INODES) ALERT

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