Filesystem Tutorials and HowTos

Tutorials and commands about Linux, Apple OS X, BSD and Unix like file system. Includes file system management, creating file systems & volumes, software RAID, backups, recovery, and conman operations on file systems ( rss feed ).

How do I find out badly fragmented a particular file might be under Linux operating systems?

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How do I mount the filesystem (disk partition) using the filesystem label on the ext3/ext4 file system located on USB disk or hard disk under Linux operating systems?

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I recently installed NFS server v4 on my HP Linux server. However, I’m not able to mount it from Linux nfs4 client using the following command:

mount.nfs4 server2:/data /data

I’m getting the following error:

mount.nfs4: mounting server2:/data failed, reason given by server:
No such file or directory

How do I fix this problem?

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How to enable NTFS support on CentOS Linux version 5 or 6? How do I mount ntfs partition under RHEL 5 or 6?

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How do I find out if NFS server or service is running or not on my Linux or Unix based server?

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I think my file system has been damaged. Instead of block 1, I want to use block n as superblock. How do I find out an alternative superblock location under Linux?

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I know how to use rsync for Unix systems which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer. However, I would like to synchronizing files between two directories, either on one computer, or between a computer and another server. How do I maintain the same version of files on multiple servers?

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