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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Performance difference between ramfs and tmpfs

I need to setup an in memory storage system for around 10 GB of data, consisting of many 100 kb single files(images). There will be lots of reads and fairly periodic writes(adding new files, deleting ...
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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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Filesystem performance degraded during RAID rebuilding

So quick question - our RAID6 array is currently rebuilding and there is a VERY noticeable filesystem performance hit (home directories are NFS mounted on the array). I'd sort of expect that, given ...
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Why the path “//” is working?

Tested on a debian and debian-based: $ cd // && pwd && ls // bin build dev home ... Why is the path // a valid path?
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Nginx deleted file still downloads

Scenario: Create a random file (1024M in this case) dd if=/dev/zero of=file bs=1M count=1024 Initiate download (curl src > /dev/null) Delete the file from the server Curl still downloads 100%, ...
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Install application/HTTP services to “/srv”?

I have been working with a team who used to install all the application and HTTP services like Apache or Tomcat to the '/srv' directory. I suspect mostly in order to keep the installed services ...
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mount using nfs4 giving no such device error

I am trying to mount a folder workspace from server to the client over NFS. For this I bind the folder to an /export by adding the following in my /etc/fstab on server: /home /export none bind ...
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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". ...
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Bash: mv directory one at a time

I am trying to move all subdirectories of a folder to another share on the same server. If I do a mv *, I will run out of space since the folders are not removed until all folders get transferred. ...
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How to add partition table to existing EXT4 filesystem

I have software RAID6 on 8x3TB disks (18TB), there is filesystem od device /dev/md1, but EXT4 can`t be bigger than 16TB so there is 2TB of free space. I would like to use this space. My first idea was ...
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Force filesystem check on Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS

My root filesystem has errors. I have made sure that errors will be automatically corrected: root@host1 ~ » grep FSCKFIX /etc/default/rcS FSCKFIX=yes And then forced a filesystem check during ...
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Why might `ls --color=always` be slow for a small directory?

For a certain directory DIR on my system, the ls --color=always takes about 8 seconds, although it contains less than 10 files and subdirectories. Without the color argument it takes no time. Why ...
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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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Server Writing Blank Files

I have an old desktop that sits on the side of my desk at my office. I use this as a web server to demo websites (it doesn't host any "live" production sites). I've never had many issues with it ...
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Keeping folder of files in sync over 3 machines

Morning, Got 3 machines that have user content on them, which I need to keep in sync. This is a 3 way sync. Currently I run rsync but we just don't handle deletes. Have looked at something like ...
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Does ZFS cache Compressed or Uncompressed data in a ZFS file-system with compression turned on?

ZFS supports file-system compression and it also caches frequently or recently accessed data. If a system has lots of CPU but the underlying data storage system is slow. It is possible that ZFS would ...
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ERROR 1307 (0x0000051B) - While copying with Robocopy - None of the known sollutions work

I'm trying to copy a folder from one harddrive to another using the folowing robocopy options: robocopy "H:\Source" "T:\target" /E /COPY:DATSO /R:1 /W:1 /DCOPY:T /Z /LOG:T:\Belfirst_copy.log /NP ...
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How to find out capacity for network interfaces?

I could get the capacity for the network interface by lshw, but which file in sysfs is this information stored(i.e. which file in /sys/class/net/eth0/device/ directory)? $ sudo lshw -class network ...
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manually clearing my ubuntu-based linux tmp folder while booted from a linux live cd [closed]

If it is a temporary folder, then nothing should be required to remain there. Now I'm not looking to cause myself issues and I could just leave well enough alone but there are always folders and ...
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Create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver [closed]

My workplace doesn't have a easy to use document management system, and I have no chance in building or installing one. Right now, people just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't ...
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ZFS import unable to find any pools

I had a ZFS pool -- a mirror containing 2 vdevs -- running on a FreeBSD server. I now have only one of the disks from the mirror, and I am trying to recover files from it. The ZFS data sits in a GPT ...
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How to use a file as a zpool?

If I do dd if=/dev/zero of=/tank/test/zpool bs=1M count=100 how can I treat the file /tank/test/zpool as a vdev, so I can use it as a zpool? It is for zfs testing purposes only.
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How can Linux mount an NFS directory, and the filesystems mounted inside it?

I have an NFS server with a directory which contains a dozen other local filesystems. I'd like to mount the top-level directory on the server, and have the Linux client automatically mount the right ...
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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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Directory that a user can read, but root can't?

There's a directory underneath my homedir called ".gvfs". As my regular user account, I can read it just fine: ~ $ ls -lart ~raldi/.gvfs total 4 dr-x------ 2 raldi raldi 0 2009-05-25 22:17 . ...
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When does sychronizing files between servers get too much to handle? [closed]

Say I was creating a hosted application like wordpress, where people manage their blog. The key point I am focusing on is sychronizing the template pages between all my servers. So each customer ...
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AIX JFS2 I/O performance problems

I have a fresh installation of AIX 7.1. I noticed that JFS2 file system with logging enabled (log=/dev/hd8) is dramatically slower than one with log=NULL. Simple zip archive extraction takes 5 minutes ...
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mount hd as a different filesystem [closed]

I guess this question is already answered but could not find the solution. I have a USB hard disk connected to a remote linux machine and I want to mount that hard disk. What would happen if I mount ...
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Access files/ folders remotely by authentication via browser/ web [closed]

We have some requirements where we want to allow our clients/ users to download files/ folders from our file server via browser/ web. We have a many different directories created on our file server ...
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Can't rsync files to NFS mount where file has special characters

I am trying to backup a few directories (Millions of files) and a handful (A thousand or so) have special characters. For example, the source file is '78192-File Name ? Name File.pdf' And rsync ...
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What network based file system for linux allows for read only access,remote access and allows for mounting at any time?

I'm brainstorming at the moment, but basically this is what I need: A remotely accessible and mountable file system for Linux That requires no password or key to access. Is read only Allows multiple ...
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VMWare ESX 3.5 Input/Output Error

I'm using Vmware ESX Server3.5 for running our Server VMs. In one of our datastore, the partition is used 100% and Its stopping the VM to power on. /vmfs/volumes/504a6db7-97ab1f09-f958-0024818a4940 ...
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Trying To Redirect A Share From One Server To A Share On A Different Server

I have a Windows 2008R2 File Server that has multiple shares. What I would like to do is in some way redirect some (not all), of the shares to a different file location. For some of the shares, the ...
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How to atomically replace files in Apache?

When I replace served file (or modify symlink) and download this file simultaneously, Apache rarely (in small fraction of percent) responds with headers from old file, but with content from new file. ...
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where are kvm-snapshots stored?

I run several VM's on KVM/ubuntu, which all get started with the -snapshot parameter (the VM's only compute several things which can be destroyed after reboot). Out of the docs I've read, the changes ...
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Powershell: Single Script to “clean” multiple folders of files older than

I would like to create a maintenance script that would run on each of our servers to clean out common drop/archive directories. Preferably the script would use a reference file for the folder path ...
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How can I resize a LVM partition in Red Hat without lose of data?

My partition detail is like this /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 57G 8.8G 46G 17% / /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol05 259G 7.0G 239G 3% /home ...
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Sharing a file system, or how to horizontally scale access to files

My API mostly serves up stuff from the database, but a big part of the product is generating images by combining SVG files with large pattern fills (~50MB tiff files). The API can scale ...
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Are there performance or reliability concerns when spanning an LVM partition across multiple 2TB RAID virtual disks?

I'm preparing a Dell R520 PowerEdge server with 8x 1TB disks as a data archive/warehouse (file, RDBMS, NoSQL) server. Out of the box, the PERC H710P RAID controller was configured with 3x 2TB RAID6 ...
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btrfs: Looking for experience on btrfs error modes on bad sectors / read errors / medium erros

While running a Hadoop cluster that uses HDFS (so data is already replicated 3x) we experience often issues with ext4 because some bad sectors (the filesystem is unable to read or write to them) ...
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RAID5, unknown filesystem and disk failure

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine with 3 disks in RAID5, and the RAID controller is on the motherboard. After almost a year of flawless use, it seems that one disk had a failure. Every time I restarted ...
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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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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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Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)

I'm an admin on the box. I've turned off all the folder options "Hide protected operating system files" and turned on "Show hidden files and folders". I can see this folder in Windows Explorer: ...
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How to install a component on pfSense read-only file system?

I need to install a component to pfSense. But I can't create any files/folders as I get the message "Read-Only file system". Normally they are not supposed to be read-only, I'm running on a FreeBSD ...
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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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Linux RAMFS grows. Does it also shrink?

The RAMFS file system automatically grows as much needed and as long as there is avaiable memory. Removing files from it makes it shrink or it remain at the same size?
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RAID 5 30TB File storage - filesystem and strip size on large files

Nowadays my storage is 6TB and as I will grow up to 30TB in few months I would like to hear some tips/recommendations on filesystem and element strip size to not to have problems in future. 90% of ...
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Best way to prevent the root system filling up when a mount fails?

We have an internal web server (virtualized, hosting ReviewBoard, but not super relevant) and we have a relatively consistent failure mode with failed NFS mounts causing / to fill up. Distro is Ubuntu ...
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Tools or scripts to transfer files of a specific criteria to a USB drive

The company I work for has a 'company wide' share that is mapped on all of our machines. Over the years this has grown into the terrabytes and now lucky me has been tasked with bringing this back ...