A file system (or filesystem) is a means to organize data expected to be retained after a program terminates by providing procedures to store, retrieve and update data, as well as manage the available space on the device(s) which contain it.

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Why can't a GPT partitioned disk on SATA be read on USB?

If I GPT partition a 4TB disk when it is connected to SATA, then it works fine. If I take the disk and put in the an USB3 enclosure, then I get [root@localhost liveuser]# sfdisk /dev/sdb sfdisk: ...
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how to backup partition layout?

How I can backup(and restore) partition layout of the Disk along with file system types,UUIDs,labels,LVM partitions(Linux LVM) etc, plus with MBRs and VBRs etc but without actual files I want to ...
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Dealing/Fixing the Ploop issue with OpenVZ — relclaiming lost space

So OpenVZ Ploop has a bug where if users add then delete files the space becomes unclaimed and the disk eventually runs out of space. Now there is a script that fixes that(included below). However, ...
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File system and file permission [on hold]

Where does permission of a file reside. Is it attached to the file itself. I'm uploading a File to a different server. But there was some issue with the uploaded file. The guy who supported us for ...
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Cannot get ZFS pool created in OSX to import on Linux system [on hold]

I'm experimenting with different file systems for use between a dual-booting Linux/OSX laptop which will act as a testing platform. Despite being a BSD variant, I've had a lot of trouble finding a ...
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Maintaining Linux file owner and group info in a multi-user system

I have a web application running on Linux (using CentOS 6) using a generic non-root user name, say app1. I've associated all the files under the folder /home/app1 with that user/group (using chown -R ...
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Storage Spaces: Will removing a used USB 3.0 retain the data in a 2-way mirror setup?

So I've just realized that the ReFS filesystem, although promising in a Storage Space solution, doesn't have certain NTFS features that I need. So I'm contemplating going back to NTFS. Problem is ...
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How to find out file path of file on a network share drive?

I am using a small .NET application which integrates a file into another application, however, I keep getting the following error in EventViewer (part of the .NET application): "The specified path, ...
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How can I modify the wtime of ext filesystem

How can I modify the superblock of an ext filesystem so that I can set the field wtime (Last write time)? I've tried with debugfs: debugfs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) debugfs: open /dev/sdd2 -w debugfs: ...
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Change partition and / or mounting CentOS 6.5

I never did it before, please keep that in mind if I ask a beginner question now, but the info I've found on the internet weren't really useful for my case. df -h Filesystem ...
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“Hot data” and erasure coding: how to know if it is efficiently handled?

It is well known that erasure coding adds extra complexity because of encoding and decoding operations. Due to this drawback, most of cloud services recommend to use data replication for hot data and ...
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parallel filesystem without SAN infrastructure

Is there any parallel filesystem that doesn't need SAN infrastructure ? What I want to do is to create a logical volume and attach it with multiple VMs that will use the disk concurrently.I don't want ...
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CDN and TTL on local EC2 files

I Have a file in CDN and I need a local copy of it in all of my EC2 instances. I like to set a TTL on the local copy of 5 minute, and have one of the following: Have it Fetch automatically as soon ...
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OpenBSD automatic filesystem check at reboot

I want my openbsd server to boot, no matter what and dont break with waiting for manual FSCKing. It's easy to do in linux, but in obsd it just doesnt want to be "auto". Last time I set the 6th,7th ...
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Unable to read some files on hard disk

Our server has two independent hard disks without RAID. One hard drive just for storing junk/temporary data where we generally delete temporary data using LRU algorithm. We have a 10k file in that ...
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KVM Image consumes more space on disk than what du shows

I have a kvm image which by looking at it with du -sh consumes 13GB (12980888) but in reality it consumes 42GB. Found that out the hard way when I scped it and after 18GB it was still copying ...
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Stop gluster volume to increase initial sync

I have a question with no answer at the moment. I have a running glusterFS node of 2 brick, replicated. From a third server we are migration around 1.5T small files (less than 1 kb) to the node01, ...
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PHP can't save sessions due to permission error

I know that this question must have been asked (and answered) before, but I can't find a solution for my problem in any of those questions. It's a bit odd... The problem is that my PHP scripts (and my ...
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Linux filesystem page cache - hot or not

How can you tell how much of the filesystem cache is hot (frequently accessed) or not? The use case would be determining when you are approaching the limits of your memory but before you actually hit ...
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Does changing /sys/block/sda/queue settings take effect immediately?

How long does it take for changes to the following settings to take effect: /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational /sys/block/sda/queue/read_ahead_kb Is it ...
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btrfs Integrity and Stress Testing

A DevOps colleague is recommending that we begin transitioning our production environment to using btrfs. We have primarily ext4 filesystems, though some low-usage servers using ZFS (on Linux). As ...
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Centos 5.5 [Read-only file system] issue after rebooting [closed]

I have a virtual server under centos 5.5 (hosted by a japanese company called sakura ) Since yesterday, connection through ssh couldn't be established. I've contacted support center who told me to ...
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Move, and split up, 5TB of data

Here is the scenario: I have 5 TB (yes, that's a T) of files on a Windows server that I need to migrate to a new server in as short and efficient time as possible. (Think: Robocopy, Rsync, etc as I ...
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Setting the noatime flag for filesystems inside an lxc container

My host filesystem is ext4 mounted with the noatime flag. But inside an lxc-container, the flag is absent. Here's the output of mount on the host: /dev/sdb1 on /home type ext4 (rw,noatime) And ...
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All of the NTFS hard links disappear, where are those 0KB hardlinks stored on disk and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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Mount Docker container contents in host file system

I want to be able to inspect the contents of a Docker container (read-only). An elegant way of doing this would be to mount the container's contents in a directory. I'm talking about mounting the ...
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Backup strategy for millions of files in lots of directories

We have millions of files in lots of directories, for example: \00\00\00\00.txt \00\00\00\01.pdf \00\00\00\02.html ... so on \05\55\12\31.txt backing up these to tape is slow as backing up data in ...
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Possible SMB issue after server migration

im troubleshooting a performance issue with one of our applications after a server upgrade. We have moved from server 2003 SP2 to 2008 R2 for our file/print. The application is installed locally on ...
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Fast distributed filesystem for a large amounts of data with metadata in database [closed]

My project uses several processing machines and one storage machine. Currently storage organized with a MSSQL filetable shared folder. Every file in storage have some metadata in database. Processing ...
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Moving folder of files from CentOS server to Ubuntu Server

I have a production server and a development server. Problem is the development server only has 20GB diskspace and about 8GB available. The folder of files I'm trying to move is 6GB(ish). I've ...
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Where should I place compiled source code [closed]

I'm running a virtual server for development purposes. On this server there are several packages which are compiled from source. I know the source of these packages should be placed in /usr/src. But ...
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My production server has bad blocks, now what?

My server has crashed for Nth time in a couple of months, so I decided to do a badblocks test. I have used fsck to detect and mark badblocks, and it has indeed detected some. If I am correct, this ...
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Transparent compression filesystem in conjunction with ext4

I am trying to test a project that needs compressed storage with use of the ext4 file system since the application I use relies on ext4 features. Are there any production/stable solutions out there ...
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Directory index full, is this fsck result OK?

I found these in my /var/log/messages: kernel: EXT4-fs warning (device md2): ext4_dx_add_entry: Directory index full! kernel: EXT4-fs warning (device md2): ext4_dx_add_entry: Directory index full! ...
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Some users unable to see files that others can see

I have a file server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 in our domain that houses files created by an application and then moved to a folder available as a share to some users here. Users who use this ...
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Linux filesystem ext4 fragmentation

I have a question about the filesystem ext4 and disk fragmentation: Does ext4 place files in the same directory near or next to each other on the disk? And if so how is it fragmented, for example is ...
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Why would a bind mount unmount unexpectedly?

I have configured some bind mounts on all users's home directories to access a shared directory (or parts of it) that is somewhere else in the file system, so I have entries like these on my fstab ...
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Where to install GRUB 2 boot loader?

I have: sda and sdb which partitions is forming mirror RAID md0 md1 md2 md3 During update process, I was prompted where to install GRUB boot loader - on sda, sdb, md's or all together? What ...
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Fiberchannel disk Centos6.5

I got some fiberchannel disk shelves including several 300Gb SCSI drives and a HP c7000 blade system with multiple blades in it. As there is no storage controller (filer) available i have to do it ...
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Read only permissions still allows to save

I have a weird permissions situation that I can not explain. Let me explain my users and group and then show you the folder permissions. drwxrwsr-x. 2 jenkinsuser applog 4096 Jul 15 09:56 . ...
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Arranging a raidz3 ZFS vdev to tolerate entire JBOD failures?

Let's say I'm going to build a very large 1PB zpool. I'll have a head unit with the HBAs inside of it (maybe 4 port LSI SAS cards) and I will have perhaps 7 45-drive JBODs attached to the head unit. ...
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How can I place /tmp, /var, /opt, and /usr/local into a /data partition instead of the / partition?

I want to partition a CentOS 6.5 server that has 4 RAID VDs: sdb - 102398 (100GB) sdc - 2185727 (2TB) sdd - 11440639 (11TB) sde - 11440639 (11TB) So that I can have the majority of the disk space ...
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zfs checksum verfication failed, solaris booting failed

Looks like my solaris 10 got hosed overnight for unknown reason. I get below error while booting and also when trying to cat menu.lst file in grub. Hard disk is being detected by ubuntu so it may not ...
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File attributes on a NAS Drive not reporting user information

We have a Synology NAS drive attached to a server 2012 network, but the file attributes do not report who last modified any of the files? Does the NAS need to be reconfigured or is it a configuration ...
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Deleted File, Available Space Did Not Return [duplicate]

On CentOS linux, I just deleted a large log file over 3gb on XFS file system. After deleting the file, the available file space did not return to the drive seen via df -h. Is there anything I can do ...
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Remount root RW without reboot

Today I did something stupid on production xen vm server. I mounted the external device mapper as read only to make a copy of the filesystem. This process went well but then the rootfs / become ...
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Should I exclude all 'dev/' or only 'dev/pts/' during full server tar backup?

I'm curious why in all backup tutorials I found tar command excludes among others /dev/pts and not all of /dev/ Why would I want to backup anything under dev?
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How to get best performance: storage cache server (small files) with for 4 disks (3TB's)?

We're preparing a cache storage server for some small files that will be cached for a few days (so HDD will have more reading then writing). All files are rather small around 100 to 500KB a file, but ...
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Separate io input/output in linux [closed]

My question is really short. Sometimes we have to separate i/o from a machine for example case of remote file system ? Why we do that ?
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Does fsfreeze flush FS caches?

If I run fsfreeze on a mounted filesystem, it will not be possible to perform new "write" operations on that FS until it is unfrozen, and "ongoing" writes should "complete". Now, will fsfreeze also ...