We have an Oracle Linux 6.7 server. Let the server IP be There is a 350GB disk on this server. And shared over NFS with another Oracle Linux 6.7 server with IP.

NOTE: these are virtual machines running on VMware.

df --inodes output below:

Filesystem       Inodes   IUsed    IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1      22937600 5450823 17486777   24% /data/upload

df -hP output below:

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1       345G  321G  6.7G  98% /data/upload

cat /etc/fstab output below:

/dev/sdb1               /data/upload         ext4    defaults        0 0

This disk is unfortunately not lvm. There is even no disk configured as lvm on the server. The commands I specified below yield no results:

[root@ol67 ~]# pvdisplay
[root@ol67 ~]# vgdisplay
[root@ol67 ~]# lvdisplay
[root@ol67 ~]#

tune2fs output below:

[root@ol67 ~]# tune2fs -l /dev/sdb1 | grep resize_inode
Filesystem features:      has_journal ext_attr resize_inode dir_index filetype needs_recovery extent flex_bg sparse_super large_file huge_file uninit_bg dir_nlink extra_isize

fdisk -l output below:

[root@ol67 ~]# fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Disk /dev/sdb: 375.8 GB, 375809638400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 45689 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00010620

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       45690   367001568+  83  Linux

showmount output below:

[root@ol67 ~]# showmount -e
Export list for ol67.domain.com:

There are 27 subdirectories under /data/upload. And in one of these subdirectories there are another 1 million subdirectories. NOTE: I wanted to point out that maybe it is an important detail.

I don't know how I can expand a non-LVM disk. Is it possible to expand an ext4 type disk on Oracle Linux 6.7?

Best regards,

  • 2
    You've used the entire space on the 350GB disk. Assuming this is a physical machine and not a VM, how would you be proposing to expand the disk drive? – roaima Jun 8 at 16:08
  • @roaima it's a virtual machine. – jrdba123 Jun 8 at 16:16
  • What's your VM hosting environment (HyperV, ESXi)? – roaima Jun 8 at 16:21
  • @roaima I don't know. It's my clients' server. The Virtual Machine on VMWare. – jrdba123 Jun 8 at 20:43
  • Does this answer your question? How to extend filesystem partition on Ubuntu VM? – roaima Jun 8 at 21:56

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