[Users] Problems with quota and hardlinks

Esmé de Wolf esme at elements.nl
Thu Aug 25 10:20:16 EDT 2011

Hi Bejamin,

If df show's you no space left (ie. 100% used) then there is no space left
(quite easy not?). Inodes don't make space, they are just used for storing
information (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inode). OpenVZ does indeed
use inodes, as any filesystem does. But you're mixing things up.

Hope it helped you,

Kind Regards,


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Van: users-bounces at openvz.org [mailto:users-bounces at openvz.org] Namens
Benjamin Henrion
Verzonden: donderdag 25 augustus 2011 15:14
Aan: users at openvz.org
Onderwerp: [Users] Problems with quota and hardlinks


I have experienced a problem with ccollect, which is a tool similar to the
timemachine, which uses hardlinks.

At some point, the container in which ccollect runs says no more space, but
there are still plenty of free inodes, but no space with "df".

Any idea of the quota of openvz uses inodes or not?


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