By: ab

October 30, 2013 10:09 am


LJDT: KVM, Snapshots, and Disk Resizing

Have you ever wanted to resize a disk in a VM and wondered how insanely painful that would be? After all, from the old days of platter-based spinning drives in computers (sorry to those of you still living in those days), before SANs with resizable LUNs, file-backed VMs, and other marvels of recent times, disks […]

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By: variia

February 5, 2009 12:45 pm


Create, Convert Disks to Persistent Device Names

Problem description In traditional Linux, disk devices are recognized by the kernel at the boot process and accessed via a “virtual” block device file residing in the /dev directory. These were created as static devices during installation. For example: /dev/sda - first SCSI hard drive or CDROM /dev/hda - first IDE hard drive or […]

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By: DamianMyerscough

April 21, 2008 6:00 am


Disk Management

In this article we are going to look at disk management, this includes partitioning the hard disk drive using three different partition management utilities. We will also look at resizing the ext3 and ReiserFS file systems. The partitioning utilities that we will look at are listed in Table 1. Partition Utility Description cfdisk The cfdisk […]

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By: DamianMyerscough

April 3, 2008 7:01 am


Linux Disk Quotas

Linux Disk Quotas In this article we are going to look at setting up disk quotas for individual users and a group of users. In this article we have the /home partition on a separate logical volume thus allowing us to enforce quota limits without having to reboot the machine. If you only have one […]

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