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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How do I determine the block size of an ext3 partition on Linux?

How do I determine the block size of an ext3 partition on Linux?
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Mount Docker container contents in host file system

I want to be able to inspect the contents of a Docker container (read-only). An elegant way of doing this would be to mount the container's contents in a directory. I'm talking about mounting the ...
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Home Drive location Multiple Drives or One [on hold]

A company I am working for wants to segregate their home drive locations in aims to increase performance and I believe they are also taking backups into factor as well. Currently the drive is on a ...
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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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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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What's the best way to organize all of our company files and folders? Please advise [closed]

I'd love some guidance on what others have found to be the best way to organize all of our company files and folders.(Project files, department files, training material, product documentation, ...
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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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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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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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Disable file cache for mount point

I ran into a bug similar to this one: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/22717 So my solution was to check for \0 Bytes and reread the file. Problem here is, that the wrong file, which includes the ...
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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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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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How to extend an ext4 partition and filesystem?

I have a 400GB disk with a 320GB ext4 partition. I would like to grow the ext4 partition to use the left space (80GB of free space). +--------------------------------+--------+ | ext4 ...
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Re-sizing disk partition linux/vm

I VM Player running a linux guest and I was wanting to know how do I expand the disk? In the VM player I gave more disk space but I am not sure how to mount/expand/connect the new disk space to the ...
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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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Unable to list contents/remove directory (linux ext3)

System is CentOS5 x86_64, completely up to date. I've got a folder that can't be listed (ls just hangs, eating memory until it is killed). The directory size is nearly 500k: root@server ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Direct I/O on Linux

I'm trying to enable Direct I/O on /opt (/dev/sda6, ext4) on Linux Mint 13. What I'm trying is: mount -o dio,rw /dev/sda6 /opt as root. The system responds with: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, ...
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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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ESXi 4.1 VM gone after hard reboot

I have a serious problem here. After I forced a reboot of a freezed ESXi 4.1 server, a VM is literally gone. When I ssh to the host and run ls -lah inside the datastore, it returnes: ...
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What is meant by “streaming data access” in HDFS?

According to the HDFS Architecture page HDFS was designed for "streaming data access". I'm not sure what that means exactly, but would guess it means an operation like seek is either disabled or has ...
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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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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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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.
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Restore shows tape volume error

I have used the below command to take dump on my RHEL server: /sbin/dump -0uz -f /data0101/backup_labeir1/labeir1_150622_123050_^apps.dmp /apps The dump is successful, but when I do a restore using ...
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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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Challenges of dealing with large disks/partitions

Currently doing research on creating a new file server. Server will be Linux based (CentOS 7) and will need to have around 8 TB of available space. Samba will be used to share the files. I am trying ...
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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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Choice of distributed filesystem for intensive reads and writes

I have a series of servers (HP ProLiant, 34 servers) each of which with 500 G of hard drive space. These servers are part of a computational cluster which runs processes that roughly fall into two ...
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How can I directly read data from a file in Linux without using the filesystem cache?

I have shared storage which is mounted (read-only) on SERVER1, and mounted (read-write) on SERVER2. SERVER2 is writing data to a file. SERVER1 is reading data from that file. The file poling is ...
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Clustering filesystem for small files

I'm looking for a distributed filesystem which I could use for storing lots of small files (<1MB usually). What I want to get is: 2 servers which have the fs mounted themselves and mirror the ...
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How to repair multiply-claimed blocks?

I get a lot of the following logs in dmesg: [26159.277230] EXT4-fs error (device sdb1): ext4_iget:3875: inode #394497188: comm mv: bad extended attribute block 22794025699896 [26219.914802] EXT4-fs ...
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Optimize Linux file system for reading ~500M small files

We're seeing performance problems on a file system that contains ~500 M files that are relatively small (typically tens of kb) and ~150 K directories. Files access is predominantly reads and writes ...
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Look through folder capability on Windows and Linux [closed]

I want to create a user playpen solution that is comprised of a look through pattern. Each user would have his own folder that he can see and write to. This folder will contain his/her personal files ...
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How to list all files of a partition on linux?

I am running out of disk on my rhel box. I am trying to find all files in /dev/sda2. Do we have a command which can give all files (ideally, with size) in filesystem /dev/sda2? /dev/sda2 31297508 ...
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Debian, How to convert filesystem from ISO-8859-1 into UTF-8?

I have a old pc that is running Debian stable, that is in need of a upgrade. The problem is that it is using latin1 (ISO-8859-1) for everything, and since the rest of the world has moved to UTF-8 I ...
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How much usable space will a 2TB+2TB+3TB+3TB btrfs filesystem have with data in RAID-1 mode?

I have a pair of 3TB drives in a btrfs filesystem, and I wish to expand this filesystem by adding two more 2TB drives, using the btrfs device add command. Data in the current filesystem is mirrored in ...
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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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SSL Certificate Location on UNIX/Linux

Is there any standard or convention for where SSL certificates and associated private keys should go on the UNIX/Linux filesystem? Thanks.
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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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Recovering data from a drive

I have a server that was running Centos 6. It's been humming along for a few years and I have been backing up data off it on regular basis. All of sudden, and after a reboot, it came up in read-only ...