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Oracle Linux: Copying File Larger Than Brick Size Produced Error "No space left on device" Even Though Storage Has Suffienct Free Space (gluster) (Doc ID 2472635.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 On a gluster filesystem, the unit of allocation is a "brick" so storing a 1-byte file consumes a brick, as does other file which fits into a brick.  A file larger than the brick size will need multiple bricks.  By default the gluster filesystem does not allow files to span multiple bricks.  Thus you will see similar to:

The file data was stored, enough to fill one brick.  Instead of allocating a subsequent brick, the operation returned the space error.


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