How to Increase Inodes on a UFS File System with Newfs (Doc ID 1009129.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Goal

It is not possible to dynamically increase the number of inodes on a UFS filesystem.

If you need to increase the number of inodes you will need to build the filesystem afresh using newfs.

Note that the newfs command will create a new filesystem on the slice you specify.
This will destroy all data already on the slice.
If you wish to access the data on the slice after running newfs you must back it up first, and restore after running the newfs command as described below.

Solution

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