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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No Filesystem after deleting RAID

So I had the /home partition in two disks in RAID1, one disk failed so the system booted with lots of errors about that. I didn't have another disk to replace the one that failed, so I wanted to ...
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What cause high CPU usage on the server during file upload

When I try to upload a huge file size (approx 2GB), the server cpu usage goes really high. What should I do to fix this? I just use standard html form and php, for file upload. I'm sorry if I post ...
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Hyper-V how to connect compressed NTFS storage or convert it

I am on Windows Server 2012 R2, trying to connect to one Hyper-V virtual machine. The requested operation could not be completed due to a virtual disk system limitation. On NTFS, virtual hard disk ...
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Is there any way to fix a corrupted LDM database?

TL;DR: Are there any tools/approaches to diagnosing and fixing LDM (Logical Disk Manager) metadata structures without recreating from scratch? Full description: I have two SSD drives set ...
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Tidy up file shares on server 2012 by deleting unused share folders (Windows 2012 fileserver) [on hold]

Hi Experts, Just want to find a tool or any script to run on windows fileserver which hosts more than 30 share folders copied from legacy server 2003. Is there a tool which can produce a ...
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zfs mountpoint not using the dataset

I am currently building a media server based on Linux Mint. The OS is installed on a small SSD and the intention is to store the media files on two HDDs (2TB + 4TB). To this end I have created a zfs ...
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Tracking filesystem changes in runtime

I need to have program that tracks changes made to the file e.g. when I am installing software from supplied installer instead of packages. I do not want to checksum every file in filesystem because ...
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mkdir: cannot create directory `b': Disk quota exceeded

When i try to create a file or dir on my Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS vserver i get a mkdir: cannot create directory b: Disk quota exceeded. But: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/simfs ...
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Is btrfs production ready?

I've seen a lot of information on btrfs lately. I have been considering ext4 for my next filesystem, but am tempted by btrfs instead. How widely used is btrfs? What are the pro's and con's?
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How to merge more than one Cloud-Storage to a big synced File System - with Containers [closed]

I am searching a way to sync several web-dav storages virtually to one big local drive on my hdd. Its no problem for me to link each single web-dav with shortcuts on a drive. but i want to merge them ...
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How to set up LVM in this situation?

http://prntscr.com/bhyu4k I have a set up that looks like this, and I need to have sda3 and sdb under /home folder, all as one. I dont care about the contents of the current /home directory, ...
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How to combine an sdb disk with /home directory on sdb1?

I have two physical hard drives and the set up looks like this: http://prntscr.com/bhyu4k I need to partition the sdb1 (fdisk), create ext4 filesystem based on the type that is used on sda (mkfs ...
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How to copy a file to network resources using UNC paths

I'm trying to do something pretty simple, and conceptually it should work, but it doesn't seem to, and I'm not sure why. I have a file I need to copy to multiple folders on multiple servers. I've been ...
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Performance comparison of single RAID vs multiple filesystems

I'm trying to get maximum sequential disk throughput for an application on my Linux server. It has 7 SATA disks that I could put in one RAID0 or RAID5 using a hardware RAID controller (HP P420i). Or, ...
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Window can not find catalina.bat, even catalina is exist

When I try start tomcat in IDEA it gives me the below error message: Error running Tomcat 8.0.35: Cannot run program "D:\Tomcat\apache-tomcat-8.0.35\bin\catalina.bat" (in directory "D:\Tomcat\...
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ext4 mount flags for 10+ mill files storage

I've initialised one large primary partition with the -T small flag to mke2fs, small on the system is configured as follows: small = { blocksize = 1024 inode_size = 128 ...
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How long should resize2fs take on a 1TB partition?

I've got a new computer at the university and almost set up everything for myself on it when I've noticed that the previous user of the machine used a huge 1TB ext3 partition only. I usually keep /...
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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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How to mount a block device with no partition table in Windows

The filesystem starts from sector 0. I have an encrypted container on the host and want to pass decrypted media to the windows guest as a single physical device that is intended to be mounted on guest....
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Distributed Storage Filesystem - Which one/Is there a ready to use product?

With Hadoop and CouchDB all over in Blogs and related news what's a distributed-fault-tolerant storage (engine) that actually works. CouchDB doesn't actually have any distribution features built-in, ...
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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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Failing to mount SCSI from HP Modular Smart Array (MSA20)

I have acquired a HP dl360 g4p with a MSA20 Modular Smart Array. Currently I have Arch Linux installed on it since I had some issues with the graphics. But that is not why I am asking a question. ...
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s3fs “could not determine how to establish security credentials”

I'm trying to use s3fs to mount an S3 bucket on to a standard AWS Amazon Linux AMI (with all the necessary dependencies installed). However when following this tutorial when I run: s3fs mybucketname -...
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Robocopy hiding folders on backup drives

I have a backup batch file that uses Robocopy to backup my files (note this example contains newlines that you should remove): robocopy "C:\" "G:\Default\RoboCopyBackup\C" /XF Pagefile.sys /XD "...
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ZFS vs XFS

We're considering building a ~16TB storage server. At the moment, we're considering both ZFS and XFS as filesystem. What are the advantages, disadvantages? What do we have to look for? Is there a ...
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'Permission denied' to a file I own?

My user, bob, can't access files that he (theoretically owns). I'm running Fedora Core 8. It probably easier to shown than tell: > ls -al . total 32 drwxrwxr-x 7 bob bob 4096 May 18 14:33 . ...
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Dir size increases after rsyncing to a different machine with same configuration

Have a MySQL (percona, 14.14 Distrib 5.6.28-76.1) machine with a 1TB SSD hosting around 712Gb of mysql data. MySQL has 4 databases, with, say database1, taking major space, 656Gb. Lets call this ...
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Centos 6.3 install reiserFS support

I'm trying to change an existing ext4 partition to reiserFS in Centos 6.3 64bit. I've updated the kernel to Centos Plus: First, I've updated /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo: In the [centosplus] ...
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Samba/CIFS Ubuntu 14.04 mount error(112)

I'm trying to mount a samba network share on an Ubuntu 14.04 using cifs. On the server, I've got the share running. I can already map it as a drive in Windows. The share has a username and password. ...
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CentOS: How to group two partitions to one document root?

i have 2 partitions in my cloud server. And i want to group two of these become one as Apache document root. Because i have some websites and data is around 80GB. Does it possible? /dev/vda1 ...
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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 ...
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How do I increase a partition size (that doesn't use LVM) without removing and re-adding it

I have /usr on a separate partition. At the moment, this is how the server is set up: [root@localhost ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 4.9G 329M 4.6G 7% /...
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Optimizing storage of 10-20 million files on RAID5 (currently using LVM+XFS)

Although I've browsed some of the questions here, I think every situation is different and maybe requires a totally different solution. What I have now: Linux software RAID5 on 4x4TB enterprise HDD ...
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Estimate when a filesystem will be full

Background I'm managing about 50 CentOS 5.6 Linux servers in my workplace with some critical filesystems that store weekly backups of applications, databases and user workplace files. Problem Last ...
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What is the best way to isolate vhosts on a linux server?

Firstly, I'm wondering what is the best way to isolate Apache's vhosts from each other. I suppose this has something todo with the Linux filesystem as well, since it's not a good practise to have ...
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Granting FTP users access to multiple folders on CentOS

I'm have a web server running CentOS Linux 7.2.1511. I do most of the mundane management tasks through Plesk 12.5.30 Update #29 but I also SSH in and get dirty with the command line when I need to. ...
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Create variable sized RAM-backed file systems (Ext4 and Btrfs)

For benchmarking purposes I need to format and mount variable sized ram-backed block devices with Ext4 and Btrfs. Unfortunately the only solution I have come across uses ramdisks which seem to be ...
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ext3/ext4 physical block size view

I'm using a suse 11 server with xfs and using "xfs_info /srv" command i seen this. xfs_info /srv/ meta-data=/dev/mapper/vg01-srvvol isize=256 agcount=38, agsize=1964032 blks = ...
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LVM dangers and caveats

I have recently started using LVM on some servers for hard drives larger than 1 TB. They're useful, expandable and quite easy to install. However, I could not find any data about the dangers and ...
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Overmount existing directory contents at runtime

I have the following scenario: users run software installed in /path/to/software I create a file-backed FS image with exactly the same contents as in /path/to/software I mount the image using ...
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Branch office replicated file system

I'm looking for something that can replicate file systems between multiple branch locations. Our file servers currently run CentOS 7. I feel like there has to be a better solution that what we're ...
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How to interpret the contents of /lost+found after serious filesystem corruption?

I am trying to work out whether some serious filesystem corruption is recoverable or not - however, I am struggling to find a definitive description of what i am seeing in /lost+found anywhere on the ...
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Sluggish performance on NTFS drive with large number of files

I am looking at this setup: Windows Server 2012 1 TB NTFS drive, 4 KB clusters, ~90% full ~10M files stored in 10,000 folders = ~1,000 files/folder Files mostly quite small < 50 KB Virtual drive ...
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Rsync takes 8+ hours to backup 15M+ files

I have ~700GB storage where I store ~15M files, hence average file size is ~50KB. To back it up, over night I run a simple rsync script with the following set of flags: --archive --update --compress -...
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How many subdirectories does the XFS filesystem support within a given directory?

EXT3 supports 32,000 subdirectories. EXT4 supports 64,000... I've read about people having millions of subdirectories on the XFS filesystem, but can't find an exact value referenced anywhere. How ...
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Can't find used inodes on server

I have a Xen VPS with Debian Linux installed. Once I found that all inodes are used. I checked this: ~# df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on rootfs 3932160 3932160 ...
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Windows Server: file system limitation

We are developing an app for tablet which uploads and saves photos taken by the user. The problem we are suddenly meeting is that photos are not saved anymore in our directory in our Windows server ...
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How to avoid loosing changes on the root filesystem when kernel upgrading?

On Solaris and variants, it makes a zfs clone of the current / filesystem and installs the new kernel there. When rebooting you get the new /. In my case I have a /scripts directory, so if I ever ...
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Which filesystem for large LVM of disks (8 TB)?

I have a Linux server with many 2 TB disks, all currently in a LVM resulting in about 10 TB of space. I use all this space on an ext4 partition, and currently have about 8,8 TB of data. Problem is, I ...
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Which filesystems offer snapshot functionality for users to recover data?

I'm working on a project that will teach linux to youth. Knowing they will have a tendency to delete or corrupt items in their home directories we are looking for a good snapshot option. We will not ...