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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CROSS compilation of BTRFS file system [migrated]

We are developing Beaglebone black based custom board, We are planing to use eMMC for storage. To decide the file system on the eMMC we want to cross compile Btrfs user space utility, Does anyone know ...
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XPEnology - Filesystem

I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a straight answer. I have 4 NTFS drives with data on them - are these compatible with a fresh install of XPEnology? The aim is to obviously share the ...
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How can you find the parent snapshot of a zfs clone?

I made a clone of zfs filesystem that has a number of snapshots. I also have several replicated copies of the filesystem. How can I find which filesystem/snapshot a clone is attached to? (Seems ...
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How do I exclude a folder when performing file operations i.e. cp, mv, rm and chown etc. in Linux

How do you exclude a folder when performing file operations i.e. cp etc. I would currently use the wild card * to apply file operation to all, but I need to exclude one single folder. The command ...
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What is the chance of a bit being miswritten during a file copy? [closed]

I'm on Windows 7. I'm copying a huge number of very large files. What is the per-bit chance of a file miswrite during copy? I don't have a good intuition for even the order of magnitude here. ...
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Can't mount read-write iSCSI with MTU=9000

I'm attempting to connect my desktop (running debian 7) to a QNAP NAS (running QTS 4.1.1) using iSCSI with an MTU=9000. The network infrastructure consists of a cat5e crossover cable between the ...
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Excessive disk usage with virtfs / cpanel

I'm running a server using cPanel, with virtfs enabled, and seeing very high disk usage compared to the amount of data actually uploaded/created by each user. I am getting DISKWARN emails telling my ...
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Debian: Too many open files

I have long running process at Debian. At some point in throw an error "Too many open files". ulimit -a shows open files (-n) 1024 I wish to increase number of open ...
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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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ZFS vs XFS

We're considering building a ~16TB storage server. At the moment, we're considering both ZFS and XFS as filesystem. What are the advantages, disadvantages? What do we have to look for? Is there a ...
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Lost space (tmpfs+aufs)

I have squashfs+aufs file system in a modified CentOS 5 "live cd" operating system (it's custom made live cd, not the one from CentOS). Something is eating space and I can't find out what (see du ...
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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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Change file system from case-sensitive to case-insensitive [duplicate]

I have a CentOS bare metal with 1TB SSD and, a couple weeks after having my application in production, we noticed it needs to be case-insensitive. Is there any easy way to accomplish this? Also, ...
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How to organize millions of static files to serve efficiently over the web?

I'd like to create a service to serve several hundred thousand smaller files (from 5kb to 500kb, mostly around 10-100kb). Think of it as a kind of gravatar.com which serves those little avatar pics on ...
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Delete . files from OpenVMS

I've downloaded with ftp a file which contains too much '.' to a OpenVMS. How can I remove it?
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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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Message: mkdir() [function.mkdir]: Too many links

We run a web application as a production. Some days ago I discovered the error signed in subject of this theme. I know what's the problem, but want to ask, what is right way for resolve this? Yes, we ...
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How can I audit a file to see who deleted it?

On one of our servers we have a file that keeps mysteriously getting deleted. What I'd like to do is have a program watch this file and let me know when/how/by whom it gets deleted. We have a backup ...
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Make new files group-writable?

Is there a way to configure a Linux directory such that any time anyone in the group that owns that directory creates a file in the directory, that file will be writable by anyone in that group? I'd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...