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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-05-30T00:23:17Z by DanBraden
SA77
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Pinned topic what is the limitation in AIX ?

‏2013-05-07T18:31:38Z |

Hi All,

i got few questions...

1) What is the maximum number of files that we can save under a single directory in AIX ? (* we have enough storage/disk space)

2) And what is the maximum number of sub - directories in side a directory?
I know that...every directory is a (special) file...so if i get answer for my 1st qn....it will answer 2nd qn too. * correct me if i'm wrong

Any idea is highly appreciated.

  • GarlandJoseph
    GarlandJoseph
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    Re: what is the limitation in AIX ?

    ‏2013-05-15T16:20:49Z  

    What version of AIX are you running and are you using jfs or jfs2?

  • SA77
    SA77
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    Re: what is the limitation in AIX ?

    ‏2013-05-15T20:40:46Z  

    What version of AIX are you running and are you using jfs or jfs2?

    Hmm...actually i got the answer in other forums..

    we don't have any limit for JFS2.(dynamic allocation of i-nodes) as long as we've enough storage.

     

    Thanks for your reply though!

     

    Updated on 2013-05-15T20:41:45Z at 2013-05-15T20:41:45Z by SA77
  • SA77
    SA77
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    Re: what is the limitation in AIX ?

    ‏2013-05-15T20:43:48Z  

    What version of AIX are you running and are you using jfs or jfs2?

    looks like nobody using this forum! i do not see any response for couple of my questions.

     

  • DanBraden
    DanBraden
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    Re: what is the limitation in AIX ?

    ‏2013-05-30T00:23:17Z  

    The limit to the number of files in JFS2, or the number of files within a directory, depends on how much space you have and the size of the files.  I'm going from my memory, but I believe you can create as many files as you have space for.  The JFS2 max file system size is 32 TB.   The smallest file in JFS2 can reside in a minimum of a 512 byte sector on disk.  

    So basically you can have as many as can fit.  If you need to know the exact number, I'd suggest creating a vary small file system with an outline log, and creating as many 1 byte files as you can until you get an error.

    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/aix/v7r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.aix.baseadmn%2Fdoc%2Fbaseadmndita%2Fjfs2sizelim.htm