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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symlinks on shared storage

Say I have a glusterfs mount that is shared between multiple servers, which is accessed by an application, and logs are written to a directory that would normally be in the directory tree of that ...
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Can Problems Arise When Multiple Servers Use One Mount

I am using Amazon Web Servers where I have an NFS file system that I mount to several other servers. One mount is shared between about 20 servers and the primary function of the servers is for a web ...
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how to sync files in linux - command prompt? [closed]

I see the following files in my directory - -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 401 Oct 12 15:29 Makefile -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 401 Oct 12 15:29 Makefile~ -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 336 Oct 12 15:12 ...
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How To Optimize Huge Directory of Images

I took over the tech operations at a small company. However, the previous lead made the erroneous decision of storing 100's of GB's of images, even though our website only ever uses around 5GB of ...
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Windows File System over HTTP

It looks like you can mount a one drive folder, see: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/34847-onedrive-map-onedrive-pc-windows-8-1-a.html Question is what kind of file system is this? How can I ...
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Change existing file type from standard file “-” to directory “d” as shown with Unix ls -l

In summary, if I use ls -l it yields something for a directory like... drwxr-xr-x and the reported error for a directory with files in it, is it shows as a standard file and ls -l yields... ...
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Unable to read superblock on virtual server

After booting ubuntu 14.10 I got log output like this [1377286.486802] EXT4-fs (sda2): unable to read superblock I can login and use the machine but I guess something is wrong. Some diagnostics ...
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How stable and reliable is HAMMER in 2015? [closed]

It's been a long time since HAMMER came about. Has it been deemed reliable for general-purpose consumption yet?
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Is there any default time-out for file locks on Windows network shares?

Sometimes it happens that I want to rename/delete a file on a network share, but Windows tells me that the file is currently in use, even if I know that nobody else is accessing that file. After ...
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Debian used + available does not equal size (storage) [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out why /dev/sda1 Used+Avail != Size. I ran a df -h and the output I get is this: File system Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 320GB 683M 303G 1% ...
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Windows Server: Impact of high count of ACL entries on overall performance

I have been searching on this and just can't find enough information on the topic. We are trying to develop a custom folder / permission tool. The clients needs are quiet complicated as there will be ...
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How to resize a virtual machine running ubuntu in VMware 5

I was attempting to follow the instructions listed here http://www.joomlaworks.net/blog/item/168-resizing-the-disk-space-on-ubuntu-server-vms-running-on-vmware-esxi-5 I started with a 150 gig Drive ...
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How can i sync exist files on brick to new brick with replication in glusterfs?

I successfully installed glusterfs and set up 'Replicate' on 2 servers sudo gluster peer probe $NODE1_DNS; sudo gluster volume create file_store replica 2 transport tcp $NODE1_DNS:/brick1 ...
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What is reasonable storage failover time that most OS (VM) can tolerate?

I have a GlusterFS 2 node 2 replica setup. I am planning to use it as OpenStack instance store, in which the VM disk image is stored. From my tests, if the GlusterFS node which the hypervisor ...
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using testdisk to restore old superblock, cryptowall3.0 restoration

I have a drive that was infected with cryptowall3.0 Documentation states that the file is deleted and then from memory a new file is encrypted and that memory file is rename. Hypothetically restoring ...
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File permissions for Linux when editing in Windows

What I want is to move my development from Linux to Windows, using Docker's Tools (Kinematik, Machine, Compose). I'm still developing web applications supposed to be running on Linux in production, of ...
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Tmp folder and read-only-system…file system corrupt

fron 1 month I have always problems with my VPS. Before it was file system, it told Can't create/write to file '/tmp/ - error 30. My host had fixed the problem but today tried to upgraded Webmin and ...
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Constrained Delegation between IIS, SQL Server, SSRS and File System

First of all, not sure which site is best suited for this question be it SO, SF or SU so please feel free to suggest migration! I have a requirement to constrain delegation between several machines ...
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Usage of overlayfs

I do host websites and need the ability to give people a staging area of their current site. Since sites can get pretty big I had a look at overlayfs. The idea is to create and overlayed folder on top ...
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Can a “virtual” SVN repository be created whose own folders point to folders in another repository (like a FS mount)?

I have a Subversion repo hosted on a CentOS-based server. There are several teams who require access to different parts of the repository. I'd like to allow different users to see different parts of ...
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After installing a new disk, can't use old mount points on linux

So, I'm stumped on this one. I have functionally two volume groups. vgold and vgnew, and I migrated the lvms from the old one to the new one (via rsync of the files to an external drive first, not ...
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IIS SMTP to create emails as file

Is it possible to configure IIS SMTP to receive emails from client and store into a file? Yes? How? My company does not allow email communication on our secure domain (long story). So in order to ...
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Why is it not possible to mount a replicated gluster volume with one Gluster server?

I am running 2 glusterd on individual machines connected by private network. It apears that I can only mount the bricks if both deamons are up, otherwise it failes. As I am pretty new to glusterfs, ...
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Scaling beyond 65k open files (TCP connections)

I have a requirement for my Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server to have >65k clients connected to it via TCP. Although I have memory & cpu to spare I'm unable to get more than 65k clients to connect. I ...
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Are zero byte files an indication of file system corruption?

I recently noticed a strange behaviour. I could not restart a productive webserver running since more than a year because the configuration was invalid: # /etc/init.d/apache2 restart Syntax error on ...
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Slow file io performance after large network copy on Win7

In a step of our build process we run a tool that generates about 125,000 files. When generation is complete we copy them up to a network share so other systems can copy them down to process further. ...
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A good place for application files in Linux

I am rather new to Debian file system placing convention. I see that configuration files for applications are usually stored in /etc/{application_name}/ Is this a "go-to" place when storing actual ...
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mke2fs says “Device or resource busy while setting up superblock”

I'm trying to test restoring a backed up linux file system /apps (ext3 filesystem) /dev/cciss/c0d0p7 177G 3.8G 164G 3% /apps I ran the following command to take a dump: /sbin/dump -0uz -f ...
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Call to pythons os.getcwd returning odd results on Lustre filesystem

I don't really know if this question should be on Server Fault or Stack Oveflow, but I thought I'd try here first. I have a python application that makes quite a lot of calls to os file system calls ...
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File writes stall during heavy disk I/O on Linux box

I have two processes running on my box => A and B. Whenever there is heavy disk I/O activity caused by writing large files to the disk by process A, I see that file writes in process B are stalling ...
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du and df show discrepant amounts of available disk space on my Linux server [duplicate]

I know that inodes aren't necessarily deallocated with certain removal/deletion methods that users/programs use. When inodes are still present and pointing to files that have been deleted, but two or ...
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zfs checksum error in raidz1 vdev but not in disk

I am backing up data stored in a zpool consisting of a single raidz vdev with 2 hard disks. During this operation, I got checksum errors, and now the status looks as follows: pool: tmp_zpool ...
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sporadically, rsync takes exceptionally long

We do backups with rsync like this: rsync -axH --inplace --delete --delete-excluded \ --exclude-from=excludes --stats \ --link-dest="${previous?}" "${source?}"/ "${dest?}"/"${stamp?}" $previous ...
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Filesystem benchmark read tests

I am benchmarking my filesystem which is ext3 and I made few tests with program hdparm. To be exact I conducted hdparm /dev/sda4 -t test (/dev/sda4 is my ext3 partition). And I got results with ...
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Setting up tmpfs `/run/lock` for hundreds of thousands of 0 byte lock files, and dealing with the inode limit

I have a situation where I need to create 100s of thousands of 0 byte lock files for concurrency control. I've tested creating them by using: for i in `seq 1 50000`; do touch "/run/lock/${i}.lock"; ...
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Where to create an AF_LOCAL/AF_UNIX socket file when not allowed to write in /var/run?

FSH says that socket and pid files should go to /var/run However, for security purpose, only root can creates file and subdirectories in this location. A common solution is creating a subdirectory ...
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“cannot open shared object file: Input/output error” - for everything

pacman: error while loading shared libraries: libarchive.so.13: cannot open shared object file: Input/output error Almost every command responds with something like this, each with a different shared ...
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Mounting a remote filesystem using v9fs (client) and u9fs(server) does not give me write permissions

I am trying to mount a 9p filesystem on a linux client machine running v9fs as the 9p client with the following command sudo mount -t 9p -o ...
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Error: No space left on device when starting/stopping services only

I know there are multiple questions like this already, but none of their answers applies to my problem. So I tried to upgrade from Debian 7.7 to Debian 8.1. Every works fine, but certain operations ...
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Disable file cache for mount point

I ran into a bug similar to this one: RHEL NFS client returns NULL bytes when reading a growing file So my solution was to check for \0 Bytes and reread the file. Problem here is, that the wrong ...
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Proxmox-Server: Extremely high load during deletion-task of old backups

I'm using Proxmox to get some VPS. In Proxmox I set up some backup-tasks which are running fine. BUT: The backups are stored in big files (each backup has round about 300GB) so I can not store more ...
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How to prevent users from creating long paths

Long file paths cause real problems when need to move/copy or delete large amount of data that the path is 350 character long (max character allowed by Windows is 256) I was wondering if anyone knows ...
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Create file system on multipath volume

I'm completely new to linux admin and file system. Recently we acquired an HP MSA P2000 san. I've setup the disk into a vdisk and created 3 volumes on it. On Centos 7, I've also setup the multipath ...
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Creative way to shrink a live ext4 filesystem from cloud provider?

When buying droplets, as DigitalOcean calls their cloud VM's, they are always configured with one large ext4 partition. I have an app that needs an LVM partition, so I need a creative way to shrink ...
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What is a fast, efficient method for threading rsync

I have a single root directory (on a NAS) that I need to backup to another server. The hierarchy of the directory is several layers deep and a majority of the data is composed of extremely large ...
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Not recognizing path to credentials on fstab

I'm trying to mount a remote filesystem with fstab, and using a credentials file to load the username and password, but for some reason I get this error message when I try to use # mount -a: mount ...
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Gluster FS. Rebuild replicated volume

I am playing with GlusterFS. And now I am curious how to fully rebuild replicated volume. So I`ve created 1 replicated volume from server1 and server2 nodes: root@server1:~# gluster volume create ...
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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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Save cache folder on seperate partition with superfast filesystem?

I'm reading about disks, partitions, filesystems, recovery. I have a lack of knowledge about them. To learn things I mentally model abstract situations. So, imagine... I have the ubuntu server with ...
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How to use an .lnx file on RedHat

I have an .lnx file that I need to use on the RedHat distribution. Any idea how to run / install it? I tryed to make it executable and jut call it but this doesn't work. Thank you.