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The data files of my application are stored in an NFS mount of a Linux system. The inode capacity of the NFS share is approx 300 MB. Now there are two directories where the data files are generating.

# df -ih /nfs
/nfs/dir/abc
/nfs/dir/abc/xyz

If I move all the files from /nfs/dir/abc to /nfs/dir/abc/xyz, will the inode usage reduce the /nfs filesystem?

  • Not exactly understanding the question. However, if worried about inodes usage, you might want to use another filesystem in the NFS server. – Rui F Ribeiro May 16 '18 at 7:50
  • Sadly. Using another is not an option for me. in application, the codes write to sub-directories of /nfs. Let me explain again. My application is writing files in the below locations; /nfs/dir/abc and /nfs/dir/abc/xyz. /nfs is a nfs filer on my system. it has a inode capacity of 350MB. Currently the inode usage is 70%, approx. 245MB of inode is used. Now if i move all the files from /nfs/dir/abc to /nfs/dir/abc/xyz, will be inode usage of /nfs reduce, ie, will it go down than the current utilisation of 245MB? – Diganto Paul May 16 '18 at 10:34

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