Unable To Resize filesystem on Exadata

(Doc ID 1359297.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version: and later   [Release: 11.2 and later ]
Linux x86-64


Due to low free space available on the / (root) logical volume we tried to increase the size of the logical volume and filesystem.

On all the compute nodes the default size for the VGExaDb-LVDbSys1 logical volume is 30GB. In the VG there is more than enough free space available.

I successfully resized the lv to 60GB.
After this I tried to resize the filesystem using the following command:
resize2fs -p /dev/VGExaDb/LVDbSys1

I got the following error:
resize2fs: operation not permitted while trying to add group #256

In the /var/log/messages file the following error was reported:
kernel: EXT3-fs warning (device dm-0): ext3_group_add: No reserved GDT blocks, can't resize

Upon checking the filesystem features I noticed that the resize_inodes feature is not installed:
tune2fs -l /dev/mapper/VGExaDb-LVDbSys1 |grep -i features
Filesystem features: has_journal filetype needs_recovery sparse_super


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