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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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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BTRFS: “no space left on device”, but btrfs command says otherwise

I am using BTRFS to create a RAID0 volume from 2 disks. Both are on an AWS EC2 instance with 30 GB space available each. The command I used to create the filesystem is: btrfs -d raid0 -L MYLABEL /dev/...
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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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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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Can't find logical volume when booting imported disk images in Xen guest

I've got a couple of drives I copied over using ddrescue to image files for booting under Xen. They contain an LVM volume group with a couple of volumes in it, which was originally split across two ...
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quota exceeded without files

How is it possible for a user/group to exceed its quota without owning any files? Here is an extract of my repquota output: *** Report for group quotas on device /dev/mapper/lata Block grace time: ...
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Error trying to enable LDAP with kerberos authentication with GPFS

I have 3 RHEL7 nodes with GPFS / Spectrum Scale 4.2.0.0 installed. The 3 nodes have been setup with GPFS as a cluster with a GPFS filesystem created. I am trying enable LDAP based authentication ...
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Server Backup reports incomplete backup [0x80070020] due to item in System Volume Information Folder

My Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server has started throwing the same error each time during daily backups, each backup has this error in the failed items backup log: Error in backup of E:\...
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File transfer (copy) queue for a Linux cluster

I am running (on CentOS 6) a cluster connected to the head node over a slow network. Each spawned job needs to pull a ~1GB file from the head node to the compute node, and then process it locally. The ...
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Restoring brick on new server failes -

I am triying to attach a brick from another server to a local gluster development server. Therfore I have done a dd from a snapshot on production and a dd on the lvm volume on development. Then I ...
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How can I check if a directory contains the same files of a TAR archive?

Let's say I have a folder Documents and a TAR file Documents.tar, how to check if the tar file contains the same files that are present in the directory? The more obvious solution to me would be to ...
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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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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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HYPER-V Cluster W2012R2 Can't delete VHDX on CSV

I'm working on a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-v. I've just done an EXPORT of a Virtual Machine to a CSV Volume to import later. But I hanve't performed the import, and when I went to delete the exported ...
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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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Hardware Raid6 - Which FS and mountoptions + basic questions

I've got a new system (Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD), including 2*Megaraid 9271-8i controller+cachecade & BBU connected to the backplanes of the case. Each controller has 8 WD RED 3TB (4096 Physical ...
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Is it possible to force a specific program to use virtual memory?

Let say I have 1GB RAM Ubuntu, I need to run both memcached and redis on the same machine The usage of memcached is quite heavy (e.g. 1K read per second) and redis is less heavy (but still 10 read ...
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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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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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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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Can I repair a file system with fscheck while it's mounted?

On a openvz hostnode some vps didn't shut down properly. There is no separate partition for /vz, they run in root. When restarting a vps OR copying a big file vz-dump (ca. 28GB) from one folder to ...
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Process being kept open “some where”

I've got an instance of the following error. The file is an outlook .pst file the has become corrupt, I'd like to move the file to another location and run the inbox repair tool. I have shut down ...
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Determine filesystem type without partition table

I have an old 16GB SCSI hard drive with some important files I'd like to backup. The problem is cfdisk doesn't recognize the hard drive, it says the partition table is zero. Another problem is, I don'...
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Fedora install in Virtualbox expands to fill drive

I recently completed a Fedora 19 install on an 8GB virtual drive in VirtualBox. For some reason though, it appears as though I have run out of space! Surely my 951MB Fedora .iso can't have expanded ...
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Cant remove linux ln hard links

I am using CentOS 6.3 and am logged in a root. When I create a hard link by doing this: ln /root.hdd /somedir/root.hdd That works fine, the inode shows the same between the two files and ...
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PXE server - ubuntu setting username/password later - is it possible?

so I am writing a program in mainly C/C++, though I think this question fits under server fault as it is related to the Linux distro Ubuntu. So what I am looking for is a way (possibly hackerish-way) ...
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Final move of data after synchronising folders

I am migrating six terabytes of data from legacy systems to new. The legacy data is stored in file vault application which retrieves files very slowly. Because of this it took six weeks to copy the ...
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Mounting ISO9660 File System in Windows 2008

I am booting Windows 2008 instances in an OpenStack environment. OpenStack can use a "config drive" to pass metadata information to the instances. This drive is formatted as a ISO9660 (or optionally ...
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Open File dialog shows a renamed folder

I recently renamed a directory in the "My Pictures" folder from "ghostAlbum" to "imageAlbum" Explorer shows what I would expect (the new folder) as does the command line "dir" command. Excel's and ...
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strange usb file system corruption

We have a few X7DBT Supermicro motherboards that is using a Kingston DataTraveler 102 USB Flash Drive as a boot drive. The customer had 10 systems and they say that the site had a power failure. Once ...
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SQL Server plus small files

I have a MSSQL server, 3 volumes, that runs some processes that seem to take way too long. One of these processes reads in a zip file, then writes to a database based on what's in the zip file.... for ...
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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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PureFTPd - is it possible to limit file access for virtual users?

I have a website for a little group of people, where each of them can login using their username and password. Since we'd like to share some files, I am looking for a FTP server, which would allow ...
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Does uwsgi workers share a common memory ? [ With Nginx ]

I have configured my Nginx with Django uwsgi. When the django server starts, it reads a 5MB file from the hard-disk. Now, Without Nginx with Django default server python manage.py runserver => Runs ...
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No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. ( linux fedora 14 - rackspace )

I have a server on Rackspace. It was working just fine. But this morning I found that it wasn't working, after a hard reboot (suggested by a rackspace chat support guy). I found that it was giving ...