NetApp – Calculate Maximum Number of inodes per Volume


NetApp volumes allow for inodes to be dynamically allocated/increased on volumes which are provisioned on an array.  This begs the question, what is the maximum inode count supported by a volume and how is the maximum number calculated?

inodes = files

“The maximum number of inodes is limited to one inode per one block in the filesystem. (which is 1 inode per every 4KB).  It is generally recommended to NOT go that low.”

TB (Volume) GB MB KB
1.2 1,228.8 1,258,291 1,288,490,189

1,288,490,189KB / 4KB Blocks = 322,122,547 supported files / inodes per 1.2TB volume.

Credit where credit is due… https://communities.netapp.com/thread/2176

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