How can I increase the number of inodes in an ext4 filesystem?
An old headless no-X backup server I use has a small hard drive with three primary ext4 partitions:
/swap. The system is unable to run updates, as there are insufficient inodes available on the 1.5GB
/ partition. There is unused space available on
Would resizing the
/ partition from a live GParted environment solve this? Would more inodes be created by this process?
This answer indicates that it is not possible to create more inodes after a filesystem has been created. I assume that this does not involve resizing the partition. This answer suggests recreating the filesystem to obtain more inodes.