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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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 ...
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User permissions/feature limitations of the native zfs smbshare service on linux

I'm using zfs on linux, using the sharesmb=on option to try out the native smb share feature instead of adding the zfs tank path to my smb.conf file. The share has shown up on my windows machines, ...
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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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what exactly does fsck do under the covers (for UFS)?

If a computer crashes then the filesystem is an inconsistent state. What exactly is fsck(8) doing to restore to a usable filesystem? Is there a backup table? Is it cross-checking metadata? ...
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How to organize millions of static files to serve efficiently over the web?

I'd like to create a service to serve several hundred thousand smaller files (from 5kb to 500kb, mostly around 10-100kb). Think of it as a kind of gravatar.com which serves those little avatar pics on ...
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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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“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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Filesystem on a block device that now has another name?

Here's the scenario: I'm attaching a disk to a KVM guest VM, lets say 'vdb' Now I create a partition on 'vdb' and format it as ext4 (vdb1) I mount 'vdb1' and write some data I unmount the 'vdb1' I ...
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Using Volume Shadow Copy to Identify Updated Files

I have folders in my server with over 60GBs of data across ~160,000+ files. The files in this folder change regularly. I need to be able to make a backup copy of the files in this folder at a given ...
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IIS 7 - Windows Server 2008 combine to make file locked, causing IIS to overload

I have this issue where approximately once a year, one of my images in my asp.net web app becomes locked. By locked I mean you can't read/write/delete it, and if you try to, your remote machine ...
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In linux and solaris, what is the UUID based off of?

If you run dmidecode|grep UUID you are given a "globally unique string of characters" which can be used for licensing purposes. In linux, the format is usually something like this: ...
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How can I repair dir total-size with gluster self-heal

I build a glusterfs cluster, and the type is the Striped Replicated Volumes with 4 servers like that: Volume Name: test-volume Type: Striped-Replicate Volume ID: bdb596e6-a7d2-44a4-8791-1b4fdc57469c ...
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Does exists a tool for monitoring which files changes?

does exists a tool to monitor how many, and which files are changed day by day ? I would like to 'monitor' how many Mbyte /Gbyte of data changes in my company file server day by day for a 'remote' ...
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Better folder structure for 1-6mil files?

I'm doing a bit of development work for a start up, and have been asked to work on the directory structure for all the content being served and the scalability of the host servers(load balancing, ...
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Recommended technology for layered disk cache in linux

I originally asked this on superuser but it occurs to me it's more more of a server topic. I've just bought a 6-core Phenom with 16G of RAM. I use it primarily for compiling and video encoding (and ...
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What distributed FS, with small files read / write workload perform better?

I have 2 machines sharing storage via iscsi (multipath), soon we add another one, this machines are Web app servers that read small files on shared storage ( < 256kB), and write them back. so we ...
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CorrectFilePaths (or alternative) for Server 2008

I have a server with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed, and a third party application that handles all our business transactions. The problem is, we're running out of space, and the root folder for the ...
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File Lock on Windows Server

I have a shared excel file stored on a server that continually results in "This file is locked by "another user". Do you want to open as read-only?". This is on a Windows 2003 R2 Server and has had ...
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MHDDFS randomly breaks

I am using MHDDFS to pool a bunch of large disks together into a single filesystem that I can easily share across a network. For some reason every now and then the virtual filesystem seems to fall ...
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Rename NTFS file to eliminate multiple periods via batch

I at wits end trying to rename NTFS files that have technically legal, but problematic multiple periods in my Windows 2012 Server share Files are dropped in a share that look like this: ...
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MongoDB: insert operation fails but disk is free

I've seen the strange behavior of my server and first of all I looked at log file /var/log/mongodb/mongodb.log. There I saw the next lines: Wed Jan 7 16:33:31 [FileAllocator] allocating new datafile ...
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IS GlusterFS filesystem partition smart enough to shrink in size due to new data on the server?

I'm new to GlusterFS but it works really well for me as a distributed file system. I have a question about my setup and if I should use the partition I store the GlusterFS brick on for anything else. ...
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Analysing root cause of file system errors in Debian

My VPS hosting provider just helped me to restart my Debian VPS after it failed to reboot. He told me there were file system errors but told me to refer to the logs in order to find out what happened. ...
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Mount a iscsi target volume natively

I have a LVM logic volumn exported though iscsi and formatted by the client to ext4. Now that machine serving the iscsi target went down and I'm wondering if I can just take the hard disk out to ...
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DRBD keeps crashing over saturated link

Under high I/O DRBD will crash and take server down; is there anyway to optimize DRBD to prevent from happening again. listed below is my current config, errors and specs. if you need any more ...
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Speeding up directory creation / file linking

I'm using rsnapshot for backups. Currently that means every time an update runs (even without any data difference) I get a copy of ~100M of only the directory structure + inode list. The files are ...
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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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Iozone record sizes and real-life purpose

I am puzzled about Iozone record sizes. My questions are: how to find out what record size my application uses?; what is the correlation between Iozone record size and the filesystem Block Size?; ...
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ASP.NET, reaching the limits of DFSR, and file storage sharding

We run a popular web app, and our backend file storage exists on a file server, replicated to another file server for failover with DFSR. We are reaching the theoretical limits of DFSR, and therefore ...
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Linux RAMDisk filesystem with blocking writes when filesystem is full

I need to set up a Linux RAMDisk to implement a queue. The basic idea is there will be processes writing to the RAMDisk. At the same time there are processes that watch for new files and read and ...
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GlusterFS as elastic file storage?

Is there any way to run GlusterFS in a replicated mode, but with the ability to dynamically scale the volume up and down? Say you have 3 servers all running glusterd. your Gluster volume would have ...
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Erratic write patterns with linux md RAID1

I'm experiencing strange write performance patterns on a RAID1 array of SATA disks. My kernel is vanilla 2.6.37 and my server has 32G RAM. I'm copying a 32G file from an XFS filesystem on a SAS drive ...
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Why does this loopback device creation malfunction?

The stackoverflow people thought this was more appropriate here, I put it there as it is part of a program but I can see their POV, so here it is: At the bottom of the code you can see it failing. In ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Slow File Copy

I recently installed Windows Standard Server 2008 R2 with SP1 on an HP Proliant ML350 G5. This server has Sql Server 2008 Express with a few very small databases, and acts as a file and print share ...
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Filezilla transfer file name colon replace

I have transferred a massive amount of files by filezilla. But a few scattered files are pending being transferred. They had failed since my filezilla server is on windows and filezilla client is on ...
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Linux: Mount a remote disk stored on a custom storage

We have a non-standard storage (FS) on which we have flat disk images stored. We need to extract data from this raw image on a different host. The word "extraction" here means that I want to copy ...
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what happens if a file is modified while it is being copied over the network?

A bit of background... We run Redis on several EC2 machines running the Amazon Linux distro (seems to be based on Centos to me) and currently utilize both the RDB and AOF backups. These files are ...
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OpenZFS on OSX filesystem dataset performance issue

tl;dr - My ZFS RAIDZ2 array reads at 7.5+ GB/s and writes at 2.0+ GB/s when I specify a bs=128K or greater with dd. OS X is assuming 1K (as per stat -f %k .) and all my is ~300MB/s; dd gives the same ...
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Ubuntu - mounting partitions as read only

I have a server which has probably been shut down one time too many as a result of power cuts. Now when I log in, it's mounted every partition I can see as read only. I've looked up the solution, ...
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AVHDX internal format for use with TestDisk

I can't seem to find any info about this. What is a HyperV differential AVHDX file format internally like, for the purpose of forensic recovery? That is: Is it just straight blocks, like dd would ...
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Unable to mount fs, disk slice corrupted

please can someone help me with this issue. Now when i started sun server - it run on sunfire t100 and os od solaris 5.10, is display this: checking ufs filesystems /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s7: BAD SUPERBLOCK ...
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Multiple lvms or one large lvm

Say you have a server that has two VGs (base and sys) and base is the standard partitions (root, var, etc.) and sys would be application specific partitions. I can't find any real documentation for ...
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Linux Kernel messages in log - disk write seems to be hanging on database

I was having database issues whereby commits were not completing (PostgreSQL) and it seems to be related to these messages that are filling up my server log: Jan 30 02:29:45 server001 kernel: ...
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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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Can quotas be turned on automatically when file system is mounted?

I was not clear on this point-- I have quotas enabled in /etc/fstab for several file systems on a file server. However, I have noticed that if I unmount the file system and then remount it (ext4), ...
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Prevent mountpoint from being remounted read-write

Is it possible to force a filesystem to be read-only, unable to be remounted (even by root) as RW? It is not necessary that the mounted volume be recoverable after reboot. One way I have experimented ...
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Deleting a large error log file

We have a few PHP sites running on a windows server that are generating errors in the c:\windows\temp directory under a single log file. This file is nearly 30gb at this point. When I try to list the ...
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Samba: Moving File Loses ACLs

We have implemented Samba on our campus. Accounts and groups are maintained in an LDAP DIT. Access to shared folders is group based. Our Samba share definitions have something like: valid users = ...
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List unsynced blocks/files?

Is it possible to somehow list changed blocks or file system buffers that have not been written to the disk yet? How?
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How to get the size of a folder included offline blocks

I have a Quantum Stornext LTO tape managed file system. When I make a "list -lsa" if I get "0" at beginning of lime it means file size is "12403039808" but size on disk is "0": 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 60001 ...