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How to increase lost+found

How to increase lost+found

How to increase lost+found

I am running a samfsck on a SAMFS file system and it does not finish due to the following error

Orphan processing stopped due to full lost+found. Increase lost+found and rerun

Is any one familliar with the process of increasing the amount of space allocated to lost+found on a file system?

RE: How to increase lost+found

Very odd! I was under the impression that lost+found was just a directory owned by root. I'm not familiar with SAMFS, so it could be different.

If it is being treated as a directory, first thing to do is see if the device is full. I believe copies of recovered files get put in lost+found, so if the device is full, or almost full, then it could give an error like this I suppose.

Second, see if there are files in there before running your samfsck. These should only be copies of recovered files from previous problems. Back them up and clear them out. But, since lost+found is just a directory, the limit again is the device, not the directory itself.

Finally, make sure your are up with the latest patches. This sounds like one that's probably fixed by a patch.

These are just some general thoughts. Hopefully someone with SAMFS specific knowledge can respond.

Hope this helps.


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