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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Can Btrfs use SSD for metadata and leave bulk data on HDD?

is it possible for Btrfs to use SSD for metadata only & leave bulk data on less costly storage such as HDD? I refered to this page Using_Btrfs_with_Multiple_Devices and can not find a solution. ...
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What ZFS file structure to use for zfs-root linux system?

In ZFS, you can build your filesystem hiearchy to include different fs-attributes per filesystem. For insance, compression in one area, no-exec/suid in others, noatime. For example, a HOWTO for ...
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How to interpret the contents of /lost+found after serious filesystem corruption?

I am trying to work out whether some serious filesystem corruption is recoverable or not - however, I am struggling to find a definitive description of what i am seeing in /lost+found anywhere on the ...
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OverlayFS: How Can I Delete Files, Not Hide Them

I am trying to aggregate two mount points in to a single directory so that it will combine the files from both in to a single mountpoint. I am doing some tests with overlayfs and have been able to ...
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Disk and Inode quota both exceeded; cannot delete anything

(I am using a UFS file system on a Solaris server. I have root privileges on the machine, but not on the machine that contains the disc in question.) I am receiving a "Disc quota exceeded" error when ...
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Grow ZFS pool to use the whole disk

What's the (if there's any) way to grow a zfs pool that only uses a disk partially to use the whole disk? Background is, zfs is used here on a virtual machine and the Virtual machines disk has been ...
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Windows Server: Impact of high count of ACL entries on overall performance

I have been searching on this and just can't find enough information on the topic. We are trying to develop a custom folder / permission tool. The clients needs are quiet complicated as there will be ...
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Constrained Delegation between IIS, SQL Server, SSRS and File System

First of all, not sure which site is best suited for this question be it SO, SF or SU so please feel free to suggest migration! I have a requirement to constrain delegation between several machines ...
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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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rsnapshot frequently ext3-fs error: “ext3_lookup: deleted inode referenced:”

I've having following problem frequently on our backupserver. I'll try to explain the issue in the hope somebody could clarify why and how to fix it Setup details We have a DELL r200 server attached ...
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How can I move s3 objects >5gb from one bucket to another?

Objects larger than 5GB are supported with multi-part uploading. We have 5gb+ files in one bucket already that I'd like to move to another, under the same AWS account. When I issue the command using ...
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Recovering a VHD after resizing it using VBoxManage

I am using VirtualBox 4.1.18 and had a virtual machine running Windows 8 RC with a single VHD, which was initially sized at 25GB (too small!). After installing the OS and some applications I ran out ...
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Can't find used inodes on server

I have a Xen VPS with Debian Linux installed. Once I found that all inodes are used. I checked this: ~# df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on rootfs 3932160 3932160 ...
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XFS On VMware VM Fails With Bad Magic Number

I have almost exactly the same problem as described here. I am on RHEL7. 3.10.0-229.4.2.el7.x86_6 Inside vmware VM. file -s /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: LVM2 PV (Linux Logical Volume Manager), UUID: ...
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Read only file system after every reboot - centos

Some time ago I got disk full problem and after that everytime I reboot my centos server, the system loads with read only system files. Running mount -o remount,rw / will solve my problem. But ...
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filesystems for scratch devices on solaris 11?

Can anyone suggest what filesystems are suitible for scratch disks? note majority of io will be via mmap. By scratch i mean scalable to many terabytes, but for short lived data that can be ...
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Call to pythons os.getcwd returning odd results on Lustre filesystem

I don't really know if this question should be on Server Fault or Stack Oveflow, but I thought I'd try here first. I have a python application that makes quite a lot of calls to os file system calls ...
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Circular directory structure

I'm having an issue with a circular directory structure warning produced by du and find on my CentOS servers. I have two FreeNAS servers exporting several datasets via NFS which are mounted on the ...
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Alternative to ReiserFS for storing many small files in one block?

I know that ReiserFS is able to store multiple small files in a single block, and at one time was recommended for use with s3backer because of that feature, as fewer blocks to store on S3 mean lower ...
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Cross-platform filesystem watcher, running in VM watching host?

Can anybody suggest a way to copy data from a VM's host to the VM[0] in way that is cross-platform across hosts (i.e. Windows, Mac or Linux)? Right now, I'm achieving this by running rsync in the VM ...
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HPOM Java GUI, multiple users connecting to different servers from Citrix sessions on the same server possible?

I have an app (HPOM Java GUI) running on a 2008 R2 Xenapp 6 box that employs client certificates for encrypting connections to the HPOM server. I have 2 different sets of users who will use this app ...
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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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Directory index full, is this fsck result OK?

I found these in my /var/log/messages: kernel: EXT4-fs warning (device md2): ext4_dx_add_entry: Directory index full! kernel: EXT4-fs warning (device md2): ext4_dx_add_entry: Directory index full! ...
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Service running over network : Windows cannot access the file for one of the following reasons…appears once per day, How to troubleshoot?

Our prod. setup is one web server, one sql server and one application server. On application server we have services installed which located one the sql server. We never had problems accessing the ...
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Directories converted to files

Our development team went to start HTTPD and got this: Starting httpd: (20)Not a directory: httpd: could not open error log file /etc/httpd/logs/error_log. Unable to open logs ...
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How do I speed up “ls -l” on a network file system (NFS)?

I have a NFS volume mounted in the following way: theHostname.com:/path/on/theHostname on /local/path type nfs (rw,nosuid,addr=10.0.0.54) The /local/path directory has 30_000 files. When I do a ls ...
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Can't mount ecrytpfs as a non-root user on Red Hat

I'm trying to mount a ecryptfs volume on Red Hat as a regular user. ecryptfs-utils is installed from source (repos only contain old versions). Mounting as root works normally, but trying with a ...
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Slow network file access on windows 2008

We have a really poor business application that uses access databases (I know, fail!) as its back end. There are lots of access db files it uses, all about 4mb in size. If I copy the files locally ...
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Dynamically allocating limited disk space per user on NTFS

I'm designing a module that needs to allocate dynamic, limited disk space per user. Based on a large NTFS filesystem, I want each user to tell me how much space he want's extended to him, and then ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Server stuck at grub prompt

I have a virtualized server running 10.04 LTS that is no longer booting. We had a number of issues with our SAN that abruptly disconnected the storage from the virtual machine infrastructure and ...
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Slow Client to Server transfer speeds… Fast Client to Client

Client : Windows 7 x32 | Dell Latitude E6510, transferring to another identical machine over the network.. 120mbs. Transferring to any server (2003 server, 2008, 2008R2, or VM's) I can not get more ...
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network-mapped file system drops to read-only mid-stream, buffer I/O error with device mapper

Under linux 2.6 (CentOS 5.3 actually), I have a file system that works okay for a few minutes, then drops to read-only mode, while I am trying to read/write data to it. It is an ext3 file system ...
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Effective backup and archive strategy for database and linked files

I am using Postgres to store a variety of application data for a webapp. Part of the application involves storing and retrieving user uploaded files. I am storing the files in the filesystem with ...
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Branch office replicated file system

I'm looking for something that can replicate file systems between multiple branch locations. Our file servers currently run CentOS 7. I feel like there has to be a better solution that what we're ...
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Windows Server: file system limitation

We are developing an app for tablet which uploads and saves photos taken by the user. The problem we are suddenly meeting is that photos are not saved anymore in our directory in our Windows server ...
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Create two users with different privileges for the same folder

I've the following scenario: I need to create two users that will access in FTP the same folder with different privileges by using vsftpd. What do you recommend me? Is it a good idea to create ...
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Linux File Permission CVSD

I have a CVSD server on debian. which has few user who can access all the files and folder under cvs repository. but now i want to remove permission for one user only for one specific folder. That ...
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Shrinking an img file that contains linux partitions

I've got an img file (4,02GB) containing a Linux OS. My goal is to shrink this img filed down to < 4GB. The img contains a linux partition that only holds about 2,5GB of data. I need to be able to ...
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Bad performance on ocfs2 with many files

i am managing a small science server infrastructure with an ocfs2 storage. On the storage are about 9.000.000 files consuming 4,7 TB. The files itself a really small around 500KiB-1Mb. The problem is ...
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Windows Object Access Audit vs File Properties “Accessed” Date/Time

I'm attempting to audit all attempted access to a specific executable on a Windows 2008 R2 system, and have turned on success and failure auditing for all subcategories in "Object Access" in Advanced ...
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Which version of OCFS2 is Required for Global Heartbeat

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) and have several iSCSI LUN's setup with the OCFS2 filesystem and local heartbeat. Since I have several OCFS2 formatted LUN's in my luster, I thought it would be ...
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Troubleshooting with kernel call trace and underlying root cause with XFS

How to determine the root underlying cause of an error when looking through a Linux kernel call trace, and in which order should I read the call trace? From my understanding, the call trace should ...
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Samba as a layer above custom storage

Does Samba allow to use some sort of custom storage? I would like to serve virtual files with my application and to use Samba for serving them to (Windows) clients. Is it possible? I know there are ...
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Can't mount BTRFS with write permissions. Btrfs check crashes (Core dumped)

I was using btrfs filesystem for some time on one of my external drives mainly to test deduplication and everything was working just fine. Unfortunately yesterday when I mounted the partition I ...
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change file system from ext3 to ext4 effict on MySQL

I have a situation where MySQL was installed in Linux with a ext3 file system. One table (InnoDB) reached the maximum size allowed for ext3 (2 TB) , insert statement gave "The table 'foo' is full". I ...
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What will happen if i delete the Sys Folder on Debian Wheezy

it might be a noobie question, but i'm interesting in what the result would be (without trying). I was restoring my filesystem of my Debian Wheezy from a backup.tgz. According to some tutorials like ...
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Cannot remove stale file on btrfs

I have a btrfs filesystem which in one directory has the following entry: -????????? ? ? ? ? ? 1448367601.M899489P12992.mst19,S=8958,W=9072:2,S I cannot remove this file, every operation ...
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glusterfs backup - how to migrate image to new server?

I am running glusterfs on a 3 node prod server with thinly provisioned LVM-Volumes. My goal is to automate a backup process that is based on gluster snapshots. The idea is basically to run a shell ...
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Get direct block addresses - Sleuth kit - XEN

I am using sleuth kit library in order to write an introspection tool for XEN hypervisor and my question is if we have the inode number of a file on a disk [ guest VM - ext4 filesystem], for example ...
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Xenserver 6.5 Live Storage Migration

In my xenserver environment I have an LVM over ISCSI storage repository (SR) and I have another SR which is an NFS share setup on a synology server. To be clear, all servers are in one resource pool. ...