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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rsync many small files with long filenames takes a lot of bandwidth

I have a file storage server which stores files on disk using the file's sha256 hash as the filename, along with the file extension, and in three levels of directories, e.g. a PDF file with sha256 ...
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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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Migrate Users Directory on Windows Server 2008

I have a 137 GB c:\ drive on a Remote Desktop Services server that is full to the brink with user files. I have a 1.2TB e:\ drive that is totally empty. I need to move the c:\users directory from c:\ ...
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Calculating total file size by extension in shell

We have a set of directories containing lucene indexes. Each index is a mix of different file types (differentiated by extension) eg: 0/index/_2z6.frq 0/index/_2z6.fnm .. 1/index/_1sq.frq ...
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Is it possible to have file with no name? [on hold]

I recently listen to the argument at school. Two people were arguing if it's possible to have a file without a name. But I didn't wait for the end of it. So I'm asking, it's possible to have a file ...
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Alternative file system/volume manager for ZFS w/ non-ECC RAM?

It's not recommended to use ZFS for a computer without ECC RAM. So, what's a good alternative then? Or is the risk the same, so it doesn't matter what manager I use, it'll be the same problem if a bit ...
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When was online resizing first introduced? [closed]

Was ext2 online resizeable when it was out or did it become resizeable after a kernel patch ?
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Do EXT4 extents consume more disk space than traditional block allocation? [closed]

If more space is allocated for files, doesn't this make the disk filled with empty, unused space ?
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Will noatime on a tmpfs volume improve performance?

I am using /run/shm/myfolder for nginx micro caching, also keeping ngx_pagespeed files there. I am wondering if there will be a speed increase if I go from relatime to noatime? It's for HDD, but on a ...
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Which file system best handle multiple, concurrent write sessions [closed]

Which file system best handle multiple, concurrent write sessions Which file system can handle more concurrent write sessions; let’s say 32 write sessions? The file system has to handle 32 ...
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Filenames with illegal characters [migrated]

I recently transferred a backup of my CD collection from a Windows server to a new NAS. When I mount it on my Linux desktop, I'm seeing a lot of directories and files where characters with accents and ...
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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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Vagrant shared folder and file change events

I have ubuntu virtual machine that I'm accessing through Vagrant. On my host (Mac OSX), there is a folder with couple of files, that I share to virtual machine. In that virtual machine, I want to use ...
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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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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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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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Calling sync/fsync slows IO after 30 minutes uptime

After 30 minutes of uptime using Ubuntu 14.04 with an ext4 hybrid SSD I see many processes blocking IO using iotop. The root cause of this slowdown has been traced back to the Unix system call sync. ...
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Filesystem (or another use) for totally unreliable, old hard disks on a Linux system [closed]

I've got a couple of disks lying around which are small in capacity and old enough to be considered spinning spinning rust, my gut instinct is to not trust them, but the damn things still work. ...
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delete millions of files within a directory [duplicate]

The other day I ran bleachbit on my system. I had enabled wipe disk space option in it. It took several hours and my disk space filled up completely (100GB or so). After waiting forever, I decided to ...
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FreeBSD and tunefs(8): minfree option

The minimum free space threshold in FreeBSD is 8% which I think is too high. In a 1 TB Hard Drive, 80 GB of space is unusable. I need some more space in my hard drive. I want to reduce this ...
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EXT4 “No space left on device (28)” incorrect

I have been through the other questions/answers regarding inode usage, mounting issues and others but none of those questions seem to apply... df -h /dev/sdd1 931G 100G 785G 12% ...
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How to workaround the NTFS Move/Copy design flaw?

As anyone that has dealt with file server permissions is aware, NTFS has an interesting design feature/flaw known as the Move/Copy problem. As explained in this MS KB article, the permissions for a ...
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Ubuntu/Mac Setup — Show Samba and Netatalk [migrated]

I have setup Netatalk at my home for Time Machine backups, and I would also like for my samba shares to show up on my MacBook. Here is what I currently see: ...
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How much performance is gained from setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation = 1?

You can tune NTFS with different parameters in the registry and an TechNet articles states that you increase file performance by setting NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1 in the registry. In real ...
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CentOS disable filesystem check: superblock last mount time is in the future

I'm persistently getting the "Superblock last mount time is in the future" error when booting CentOS 6. I've seen other questions which ask how to resolve this error, but I know exactly why it's ...
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Deleting windows.edb and unchecking Indexing service lead to hard drive file records swapping

I followed the instructions listed here:http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/09/18/turn-off-and-disable-search-indexing-service-in-windows-xp/ to free up space on hard drive by deleting the windows.edb ...
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Is there any other reason for “no space left on device”?

I am using Dirvish on a Ubuntu server system for backing up a hd to an external usb 3.0 drive. Until a few days ago, everything worked fine, but now every backup fails with "no space left on device ...
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Simulating slow filesystem

I'd like to run some test on my system and for this I'd like to simulate a slow files system. Are there easy options out there? (an idea that I have currently would mount something over TCP, even if ...
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Order of execution: First file system, then array vs. first array, then file system

Suppose I have two HDDs, same manufacturer, same model, same attributes (volume, speed, cache, ...). Both are equally partitioned. I want to have a level one array of two disks with one ext4 ...
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How to save Tbs of Photoshop Files efficiently in my file server? [closed]

I have a File Server with 1Tb of PSD(photoshop) files. We are a printing company and this psd are directly being used by online editor panel. I am try to compress these psd but I can't zip/tar them ...
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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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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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Filesystem Hierarchy Standard - Where to put sourceable functions?

I have a few bash scripts running system checks. These scripts source configuration options from a file /etc/healthchecks/config. Along with the config file, I have a shared functions file. The ...
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How can I tell what filesystems are on a disk in AIX?

I use the tool "topas" to get a quick peek at CPU, memory, and disk statistics on an AIX machine. I understand the numbers on the disk section, but what I don't know is how to tell which ...
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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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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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How to generate random files and directories that are scattering across the whole partition? [closed]

I want to perform a heavy test of using "resize2fs" to shrink the file system. Currently, I have script that creates a few hundred thousand files taking several hundred GB. But it doesn't take very ...
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Check Filesystem of Root Volume (Amazon Linux / RHEL)

How can I check the file system (and repair potential errors) of the root EBS volume (/dev/xvda1) of an Amazon AWS T2 instance? The instance runs the latest version of Amazon Linux (RHEL). Is it ...
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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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Is btrfs production ready?

I've seen a lot of information on btrfs lately. I have been considering ext4 for my next filesystem, but am tempted by btrfs instead. How widely used is btrfs? What are the pro's and con's?
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Fastest way to remove numerous big files

I have a directory with integration tests temporary files, which has the following structure: TestTemp --- Test01 (~1.5TB) --- Subdirectory01 (~100GB) -- Destination JSON (1-100MB) ...
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Restoring OpenVZ Container Filesystem Backup

I have a server running OpenVZ -- everyday, a full filesystem backup is made to another server. However, there are no VZ container snapshots being made. So, I have a full filesystem backup of ...
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btrfs Integrity and Stress Testing

A DevOps colleague is recommending that we begin transitioning our production environment to using btrfs. We have primarily ext4 filesystems, though some low-usage servers using ZFS (on Linux). As ...
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how to backup partition layout?

How I can backup(and restore) partition layout of the Disk along with file system types,UUIDs,labels,LVM partitions(Linux LVM) etc, plus with MBRs and VBRs etc but without actual files I want to ...
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Dealing/Fixing the Ploop issue with OpenVZ — relclaiming lost space

So OpenVZ Ploop has a bug where if users add then delete files the space becomes unclaimed and the disk eventually runs out of space. Now there is a script that fixes that(included below). However, ...
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Cannot get ZFS pool created in OSX to import on Linux system [closed]

I'm experimenting with different file systems for use between a dual-booting Linux/OSX laptop which will act as a testing platform. Despite being a BSD variant, I've had a lot of trouble finding a ...
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File system and file permission [closed]

Where does permission of a file reside. Is it attached to the file itself. I'm uploading a File to a different server. But there was some issue with the uploaded file. The guy who supported us for ...
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Why do mounted file systems without ACL options still respect POSIX ACLs?

According to mount, the file system does not have the ACL option: $ mount /dev/mapper/sys_vg-root_lv on / type ext3 (rw) However, I could still setfacl and getfacl on this file system. Perhaps I'm ...
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Maintaining Linux file owner and group info in a multi-user system

I have a web application running on Linux (using CentOS 6) using a generic non-root user name, say app1. I've associated all the files under the folder /home/app1 with that user/group (using chown -R ...
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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 ...