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Multiple file systems on BeagleBone Black? [migrated]

I'm trying to put together a BeagleBone Black using Debian on the EMMC, a separate MicroSD card and a flash USB disk (but could ostensibly be platter media on USB). My question, simply put: are there ...
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Which remote file system can be used on Linux without occupying local space? [closed]

I want to extend my server's local disk on Debian 6.0 by mounting a remote file system. But I don't want to have this remote file system to occupy (too much) local disk space, for instance with ...
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76 views

Will rm delete files currently being accessed by web-client?

My web-service running on nginx and php deliver's files using X-Accel-Redirect header to the client, if I use rm /my/folder/*.* how will it handle files currently being accessed/downloaded by clients? ...
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1answer
36 views

debian stable raid autogrow filesystem database

I need to setup a debian stable system meeting the following needs: Hard disks should be mirroring : Raid 1 Filesystem(s) should autogrow if possible (just in case we replace one hdd with a bigger ...
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0answers
35 views

How to rearange disks with a new SSD

Here is the problem: I have a Debian server with only 4 disk bays. At the moment there are 4 x 1GB SATA disks in software RAID 10. I'd like to swap one of the SATAs with a 1GB SSD disk and move the OS ...
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1answer
186 views

Correct usage of /srv on debian systems

I'm a bit confused about what goes inside /srv and looking for good practices about its usage on Debian. Acording to the FHS: "/srv contains site-specific data which is served by this system". ...
0
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1answer
108 views

Accessing iSCSI LUN from OS X and Debian simultaneously

My setup is the following: Synology Disk Station as iSCSI target OS X 10.8 as client Debian as client I don't like to know that I should use WebDAV or similar file sharing protocols. I'd like to ...
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1answer
28 views

delete empty file link

I accidently made a link and can't delete that: big:~# ls -al total 88 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 May 28 18:10 -> /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.pem drwx------ 8 root root 4096 May 29 01:45 . ...
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475 views

How do I reboot over SSH, so that fsck can be run, on a read-only file system without sudo (or root)?

I have a server in a remote location, which I think is suffering disk issues and has remounted / as read-only. My Debian (Squeeze) installation does not have a root user. I have been using sudo to ...
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1answer
1k views

No posix acl in debian Wheezy with ext4

I was running a new script and encountered the following error: Your filesystem or build does not support posix ACLs So I thought no problem, just add acl,user_xattr to my fstab. It now looks ...
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3answers
470 views

User can't remove symlink which owns

I'm trying to remove symlink, although I have appropriate permission, the operation is denied (the user is called capistrno): capistrno $ rm -f /var/www/app/current rm: cannot remove ...
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700 views

Mounting a USB Mass Storage Device in Debian [closed]

How do I mount a USB Mass Storage Device in Debian? The USB Stick is working on other computers. I have used dmesg which returned useful information about the USB Stick. It is attached to /dev/sdc. ...
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3answers
161 views

Appropriate network file system for huge (5+ Gb) files

I've got a number of servers used for HPC / cluster computing and I noticed that, given the fact that part of the computations they run use huge files over NFS, this causes significant bottlenecks. ...
0
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2answers
68 views

Filesystem owner changed by mistake [closed]

I ran this command on my ubuntu server 12.04 by mistake: chown someuser / -R On RHEL it would be fixed by this command: rpm --setugids -a Is there anyway to fix it in ubuntu server?
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908 views

How to store data on a machine whose power gets cut at random

I have a virtual machine (Debian) running on a physical machine host. The virtual machine acts as a buffer for data that it frequently receives over the local network (the period for this data is ...
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2answers
340 views

Extend ext4 during runtime

I am using a VMMware client and running a Debian 6.0 instance. I am running out of disk space. Is it possible to extend the ext4 filesystem while the instance is running? I cannot reboot due to ...
0
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2answers
225 views

File system cache / drop cache(debian)

if i play those command : sync echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches Will the server be force to read the correct file on disk until i put 0 again ? Or this work only one time, and if i want to ...
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2answers
2k views

Debian crashed, file system is read-only and cannot backup - How Do I find/mount a USB drive?

We have a Debian server (vm's) here at work and the server crashed after a power failure. I can only boot the system in maintenance mode, and the whole file system is set to read only. I can run fsck ...
2
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1answer
106 views

Removing some files in /home increases free space on /?

Basically I have this simplified file systems: File system Dim. Usati Disp. Uso% Montato su /dev/md1 10G 4,0G 5,5G 43% / /dev/md2 683G 438G 211G 68% /home ...
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3answers
185 views

What filesystem should I use for an external USB drive that works for Mac, Linux and Windows? [closed]

At home I have multiple operating systems, Linux (debian), Mac OS X Lion and Winders 7. I have a large USB drive that I want to use to backup/transport files. What filesystem should I use that will ...
1
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2answers
277 views

SMTP/IMAP failover, filesystem options?

Given two hosts running SMTP and IMAP services, how would you best make them redundant so that one can easily take over if the other goes down? Keep in mind there are no other servers where network ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Not able to mount ext4 file-system in Debian Lenny

I am trying to mount ext4 EBS volume in to my EC2 instance in Debian OS, whenever I try to mount I get the following error: mount: unknown filesystem type 'ext4' I googled around and found a ...
3
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2answers
2k views

mkfs.ext3: Wrong medium type while trying to determine filesystem size

When I try to format the /dev/drbd0 with mkfs.ext3 I get the error message: mkfs.ext3: Wrong medium type while trying to determine filesystem size. I found a solution here: ...
2
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2answers
102 views

recommended file location for samba share

I'm setting up a samba share on our office server (debian sqeeze). Is there a recommended location where to put the share on the file system in debian?
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1answer
175 views

Debian debian filesystem layout

Is there somewhere where i can find out what is the Debian file system layout? I would like to create a folder and inside of that folder i want to install Apache, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL but i want to ...
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3answers
990 views

redundant nfs share

We are storing files on a network share, our application is mountig this drive using nfs. Now we have the requirement to have this drive redundant. We can add a second server and then synchronize ...
1
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2answers
161 views

Filesystem access causes occasional slowdowns on Lenny vps with minimal load

I have a virtual server hosting multiple small sites in a LAMP environment. The system was originally a Debian 4, later dist-upgraded to Debian 5. It has 1GB dedicated and 1GB shared RAM and 20GB ...
2
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1answer
328 views

Do you have to partition before running mkfs on a single partition disk?

I see that some people don't use fdisk to create a partition on /dev/sdb... what is the difference between making and not making a partition for a single partition disk? I just added a partition on a ...
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2answers
445 views

9p filesystem interacting badly with KVM savevm snapshot

I have a 9p mount inside a VM. I take a snapshot of the VM state with savevm <snapshot>, stop the VM, then restart it with that snapshot (with kvm -loadvm <snapshot>). When I try to ...
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3answers
889 views

Debian 6: how to check if I have some limit on max number of files inside a dir?

I know of fat32 being of 65.000 files per dir, what about linux/debian? ext4?
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1answer
190 views

Execute command on file system events

Hey there, does anyone know how to execute a command whenever a file system change occures within a given directory? I'm running Debian 6.0 and would like to call "make html" when a file/directory was ...
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2answers
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Ext4 partition bigger than 2TB?

Is there a way to make partition bigger than 2 TB on ext4 file system ?? Im trying to do that on debian but get message Partition size can not exceed 2TB ...
3
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3answers
3k views

Linux - Best file system for /var/log partition? [closed]

I am under Debian Squeeze 6.0. What is the best file system for the /var/log partition, and why ?
9
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1answer
5k views

See what files are being written to (like iotop but for files, not processes)

I have a Linux server, and it's doing a lot of disk io. There is one process that is doing most of the disk writes. I found this out with iotop, which shows the processes that are doing disk I/O. Is ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Is it possible to make a USB port provide access to a file system?

This is a weird one. Allow me to clarify, I have a Debian Linux file server - and I need to access some files from it. Usually, I would just use a network for this (wifi, ethernet, etc) but ...
6
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6answers
3k views

Which is the best file system to run a web server and a database on debian?

Which is the best file system to run a web server and a database on debian ? Example : On debian ext2 or ext3 take too long to manage huge folder with huge subfolder my administration task take to ...
4
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6answers
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Question marks showing in ls of directory. IO errors too

Has anyone seen this before? I've got a raid 5 mounted on my server and for whatever reason it started showing this: jason@box2:/mnt/raid1/cra$ ls -alh ls: cannot access ...
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4answers
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Debian, How to convert filesystem from ISO-8859-1 into UTF-8?

I have a old pc that is running Debian stable, that is in need of a upgrade. The problem is that it is using latin1 (ISO-8859-1) for everything, and since the rest of the world has moved to UTF-8 I ...
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2answers
870 views

Ext2-fs error which crops up monthly or sometimes weekly

I have an extremely strange error message which causes a complete system crash and remount of the filesystem as read-only. It all started ages ago when I installed a dodgy $2 ebay PCI modem and there ...
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6answers
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Debian: Too many open files

I have long running process at Debian. At some point in throw an error "Too many open files". ulimit -a shows open files (-n) 1024 I wish to increase number of open ...