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

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Flexible Volume (FlexVol)
  • Maximum inode count (maxfiles)


This article describes how to increase the maximum number of files (inodes) for a Flexible volume.

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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