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How to Add Space to an Oracle Linux Directory

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonApril 25, 2015

Question:  Using the df –k command, I see that my Oracle11g dir is 100% full.

How do I increase the size of my Oracle Linux directory?

Answer:  First, make sure you understand that you mount additional disk space to the filesystem, NOT the directory!

To see the filesystem associated with a Linux directory, use this command:

 df -h directory  

If the file system is ufs, you can use the "grow filesystem" growfs command to add space to an Oracle directory file system.  

How you add space to your Linux directory it depends on whatever disk management tool you have on your Oracle server (Symmetrics, Veritas, LVM, Tivoli,  etc. ) . . .  

In vanilla Linux,  you use the Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) client to add space to a filesystem.   

The HSM client writes the information into a hidden directory named SpaceMan, which contains the control files for all file systems.  

If you control the Linux directories and filesystems, I would get this GREAT book, Easy Linux commands, a great way to learn Linux commands on an Oracle Linux server.

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