About this task

This task creates a filesystem on an InfiniBox system.


Before you begin

There are two options to create a filesystem on the GUI. One option is from the Pools screen. The other is from the Volumes & FS screen.

  • Click the Pools icon and place the cursor on the pool in which you will create the filesystem
  • Click the Volumes & FS icon on the toolbar on the left

Acceptable filesystem size

InfiniBox rounds up filesystem with a size that is not a multiplication of 64KiB.

  • A filesystem with a size that is not a multiplication of 512B is rejected with an error. 

Determining the filesystem size

  • When determining the physical size of the filesystem, it is recommended to leave some room for the filesystem metadata (several megabytes per filesystem)


  1. On the GUI, either:
    • On the Pools screen: Click the actions button and select Create a filesystem from the pop-up menu.

    • On the Volumes & FS screen: Click Create and select Filesystem from the list.

    The Create Filesystem screen opens.
  2. Enter a name for the filesystem. You can provision several filesystems at once. In such a case, the name will serve as a prefix for the created series of filesystems.
    Enter a size for the filesystem, select whether the filesystem is thin provisioned, and select a pool.
    Click Advanced to set the number of filesystems that will be created, and select whether to allow the filesystem to use the system's SSD drives.
    Watch the pool capacity gauges at the right pane of the screen. The capacity gauges provide an idea of the impact of the created filesystem on the pool capacity.
    Click Create.

  3. The filesystem is created. In the example on the screenshot, 10 filesystems are created, numbered 101 to 110.

Related tasks

This task, and all other filesystem tasks are available both on the GUI and InfiniShell.

Related InfiniShell commands

  • fs.cache - enabling the filesystem to use InfiniBox flash cache
  • fs.create - creating a new filesystem
  • fs.delete - deleting a filesystem
  • fs.move - moving the filesystem between pools
  • fs.query - listing the filesystems and their properties
  • fs.reclaimable - calculating the reclaimed capacity in case of filesystem deletion
  • fs.rename - renaming the filesystem
  • fs.resize - resizing the filesystem
  • fs.restore - restore data state of a filesystem from a previous snapshot
  • fs.set_thin - setting the filesystem provisioning type
  • fs.tree - displaying the hierarchy of the filesystem along with its snapshots
  • fs.write_enable - enabling write access to a filesystem
  • fs.write_protect - protecting a filesystem from writes



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