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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 ).

Label a Linux Partition

Q. How do I label a Linux partition? How do I display current label?
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Linux Find FC ID (WWN) of a disk/LUN

How do I find the FC ID (WWN) of a disk/LUN on Linux server?
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How do I use the Dell PowerEdge S100 and S300 Software RAID controllers with Linux operating systems?
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Solaris / OpenSolaris Mount Windows Shared (CIFS)

How do I mount a CIFS Windows share under Solaris / OpenSolaris UNIX operating systems?
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Q. I know how to delete a file securely using GNU/Linux and Open source tools under Linux. I'm looking for DoD 5520.22-M or NNSA NAP-14.x.secure compliant delete utility under Windows. How do I delete a file permanently under Windows XP or Server operating system with NTFS; so that no one can retrieve my data?
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MySQL Bin Files Eating Lots of Disk Space

Q. I get a large amount of bin files in the MySQL data directory called "server-bin.n" or mysql-bin.00000n, where n is a number that increments. What is MySQL Binary Log? How do I stop these files being created?
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Q. Can you explain UUID concept related to Linux ext3 partitions and storage devices? How do I update /etc/fstab using UUID under Ubuntu Linux or any other Linux distro?
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