You are running a Linux server and all of a sudden you cannot write any files.

You are running a Linux server and all of a sudden you cannot write any files. You only have one volume, 400 GB in size, formatted in the ext3 filesystem format. You run ‘df –h’ and you discover you still have 120 GB free. What would you check, to find out what could be stopping you from creating new files?

  • file system ran out of inodes (df -i)
  • file system mounted as read-only (mount)