- Data ONTAP 8 7-mode and earlier
- Inode and file count
- Flexible Volume
Volumes have a limit on the number of files they can contain. You can change this limit using the maxfiles command, which affects the maximum number of public inodes the volume can have.
- This article describes how to increase the maximum number of files (inodes) for a Flexible volume.
- 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