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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MHDDFS randomly breaks

I am using MHDDFS to pool a bunch of large disks together into a single filesystem that I can easily share across a network. For some reason every now and then the virtual filesystem seems to fall ...
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How long should resize2fs take on a 1TB partition?

I've got a new computer at the university and almost set up everything for myself on it when I've noticed that the previous user of the machine used a huge 1TB ext3 partition only. I usually keep ...
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Linux-on-Linux KVM: Which filesystem should I use for guest and host?

I'm in the process on playing around with KVM and setting up a linux on a linux-server, so I can reboot the (guest)server encrypt the rootFS of the guest without having to do initramfs-tricks to get ...
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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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Windows network folder directory list inconsistent when viewed from two different client machines

I am on a corporate network using Windows. There is a network share provided by a NetApp appliance. When I log on to two different machines and view the network drive, I see inconsistent directory ...
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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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In unix/linux, what is the proc directory for? why does it exists?

In unix/linux, what is the proc directory for? why does it exists? What can I use it for (if not just for the system)?
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VXFS (veritas) File system filling up - except it's not

I have a Solaris 10 server which is reporting that a file system is filling up: # df -h /opt/CSCObac/var Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on ...
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Fast disk filesystem setup for reading in linux? [closed]

General use file systems try to be everything for everyone. Fast reading, fast writing, journaling for fast recovery, etc Of course that these options come with compromise to achieve everything. I am ...
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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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What is dd if=/dev/zero of=/EMPTY bs=1M

Often times I see this command for use when creating a Vagrant box sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/EMPTY bs=1M To me it seams that it is copying a lot of NULL characters into a file named EMPTY at the FS ...
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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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SSD caching using bcache or dm-cache on kernel 2.6.32-042stab104.1

I'm looking to use bcache or dm-cache with the latest OpenVZ kernel (2.6.32-042stab104.1) on CentOS 6. Unfortunately, dm-cache and bcache are part of kernel 3.10, but I know the OpenVZ kernel has a ...
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Linux truncate file

Here's a simple one. How do I truncate an existing file in linux? That is, how do I empty the contents of the file but keep the file. I can always delete the file then touch it but I was wondering if ...
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How to see what Windows registry and file system changes happened after a software install?

I'm solving a problem - I'm installing software on Windows and it makes the system unstable for some reason. Windows starts crashing soon after. I want to know what changes it made to the registry and ...
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How can I write code to purposefully eat up RAM and CPU resources? [migrated]

I'm a newly hired intern at a small business that is attempting to break into the 21st century in terms of it's IT infrastructure, and I am tasked with helping to grow this infrastructure. I am under ...
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How to migrate /var back into the main partition [duplicate]

I have two harddisks, mounted on / and /var I need to migrate the /var partition back into the / partition. What are the steps required to do this?
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using powershell ; from a given location a of folder i want to validate and show the number of specific filetypes respective folder

Using powershell from a given location a of folder I want to validate and show the number of specific filetypes respective folder. I tried using the command to count the number of files in a folder I ...
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Ensuring a repeatable directory ordering in linux

I run a hosted continuous integration company, and we run our customers' code on Linux. Each time we run the code, we run it in a separate virtual machine. A frequent problem that arises is that a ...
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resize2fs get status after ssh connection interrupted

I lost SSH connection after I executed a resize2fs command on my drive /dev/md0. Is there a way, now that I've restablished a connection, to check if the resize2fs is still running? And the status?
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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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sFTP users permissions to overwrite/edit over root owned files

This is related to Give SFTP users and Apache write permissions on same folders So, I am using ACLs to give write permissions over /var/www. It works perfectly when developer login users upload new ...
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HFS theory: What else is there to a system other than a root filesystem?

I'm grokking the HFS linux standard documentation, and I can't move beyond this concept. The concept I don't get can be demonstrated by the following quote: The contents of the root filesystem ...
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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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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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Why “lsmod | wc -l” not equal “ls /sys/module | wc -l”

Why do these two commands return different results? lsmod | wc -l 100 ls /sys/module | wc -l 138
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Linux: Case-INSENSITIVE Filesystem

What methods are there to make the Linux filesystem case-INSENSITIVE ? I have asp.net applications developed on Windows, but there are always issues with capitalization/spelling on mono when putting ...
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How to find which folder is eating space fast? [duplicate]

I am running Linux server, we using this server as a samba share drive. From yesterday suddenly, one of the share drive size getting increasing (~ 100 MB every ten min). There are too many folders and ...
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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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Controlling file naming pattern conventions on a file share

We have a shared folder on a server, where sales managers ought to save incoming requests, invoices and other documents. Different types of documents separated by folders. Before now managers name ...
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How to increase inodes limit in ReiserFS filesystem?

Is it possible to increase inode limit in ReiserFS without formatting the partition? Currently, the filesystem on my VPS allows me to create 489K inodes, which is not enough. The machine works as ...
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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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Join files effectively on Linux

Is there a better way to join files that have been splitted than just doing a "cat" or "join"? These commands just copy the file streams into a new file on disk. A much better way would be ...
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Tool for linux file system cache inspection [closed]

I'm looking for a tool to show what portion of a file is in the file system cache. In the past I have used the fincore tool that is part of the linux-ftools package. linux-ftools isn't in any of 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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EXT4 Single Larger Volume or Many Smaller Volumes

My question is regarding the file system performance of EXT4 volumes relative to size. We have a NAS running any arbitrary Linux platform. The NAS has (12) 4TB disks in a hardware RAID 6 with LVM ...
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find space used by journal files

Is there any way to find the disk space used by journal. Running xfs on host and ext4 on guest. How can we see the space occupied by journals of these filesystem.is it possible.
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How would I be able to take a snapshot of a CentOS 5 server and compare it later on?

I have a consultant that was hired to install some custom software to a CentOS 5 server. After she's done, I'd like to review her changes to possibly automate or optimize them. I was thinking of: ...
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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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Copy/Paste for large file crashing Windows

I have a new Dell PowerEdge T320 server with 1 SSD non-RAID and 3 HDDs in RAID 5 all on one Perc H310 controller. RAM is 48 GB and I have Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center installed on the SSD. I ...
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Where do ext3 inode / meta-data reside?

Just a quick question about ext3: Are inodes stored in the same area as file data, or are there separate regions on the disk reserved exclusively for meta-data and others reserved exclusively for ...
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Which file systems do support file locking

I want to use PPSS link text According to the manual, PPSS should be used on a file system that supports file locking. I assume that EXT3, EXT4, JFS, XFS, NTFS do support file locking, but I'm not ...
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Do I need a journalling filesystem for both host and guest operating systems when using virtualization? [closed]

Using VirtualBox, I've got a few Linux guests for different distros running on an Ubuntu host. What filesystem layout will give the best performance? Is it worth it to set up a different partition ...
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What is the partition id / filesystem type for UDF?

This is probably trivial to check using cfdisk on a UDF-formatted CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, but I have neither of them at hand. I have created an UDF formatted partition on a USB hard drive to share data ...
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Removing an (apparently) infinitely recursive folder

Somehow, one of our old Server 2008 (not R2) boxes has developed a seemingly infinitely-recursing folder. This is playing havock with our backups, as the backup agent tries to recurse down into the ...
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Linux filesystem that records all files, even deleted ones

I have a requirement to give a user access to an NFS share on which they may place some files, and then delete the files. Assume they are rogue and may try to really delete the files (I'm not sure if ...
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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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How to determine POSIX advisory file locks are working in simfs in the VM I'm using?

I'm looking for a command-line utility or some other way to test effectiveness of file locks, specifically POSIX advisory locks (which aren't only for POSIX, btw) in a Linux filesystem. Specifically, ...
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MS Windows issue - “Filename or extension is too long”

I run Microsoft windows on a few of my machines. I don't know if many people know about this issue in the OS but you can't have very long filenames, from what I know Linux can have longer names, I ...