Disk Storage & RAID Management Tutorials

Questions and answers about SSD (solid state drive), RAID, hard disks’ performance, issues, tips, and software on Linux, RHEL, Fedora, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, AIX, HP-UX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS X and Unix like operating systems ( rss feed ).

All my local Linux user accounts will be able to log in to my Samba server and access share. How do I restrict access to particular users or network subnet such as


How do I configure file system quotas to control how much available storage space can be used on a given UFS file system (such as /export/home) under Solaris UNIX operating systems?


NFS was not designed with security in mind, and has a number of weaknesses, both in terms of the protocol itself and because any NFS installation must expose several daemons, running on both servers and clients, to network attack. I use my CentOS based server only to server web pages and nothing else. How do I disable NFS services under RHEL / CentOS / Fedora Linux?


I‘ve Adaptec RAID 1 set via 5405 PCI card. I know how to get check the health of Adaptec RAID array under Linux, but how do I find information about my RAID card, RAID status, disk failure and other information via command line?


We establish connections to remote systems without supplying a password, however I do not want to store my password less keys ( passphrase-free keys) on my servers. ssh-agent, takes care of keys with passphase, which allowing me to easily have ssh-agent process per system per login session. How do I dramatically reduces the number of times I’ve to punch my passphrase from once per new login session to once every time my local server is rebooted? How do I use keychain utility for all my backup scripts for secure passwordless login?


In our research lab I’d like to disable all USB devices connected to our HP Red Hat Linux based workstations. I’d like to disable USB flash or hard drives, which users can use with physical access to a system to quickly copy sensitive data from it. How do I disable USB device support under RHEL 5.x workstation operating systems?


The portmapper assigns each NFS service to a port dynamically at service startup time. How do I allow legitimate NFS clients to access the NFS server using RHEL / Fedora / CentOS Linux 5.x iptables firewall?