OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems

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“Many users assume that their advanced filesystem is better than UFS because they have so many features—snapshots, checksums, compression, sophisticated caching algorithms, and so on—while all UFS has ever done is muck about putting data on disk. But, conversely, UFS users believe their filesystem is better for exactly the same reasons.”

—Hitchhikers Guide to OpenBSD

Disk management is the core of system administration. Nobody can tell you how large that database is going to grow or how many files that archive must eventually support, but for everything else there’s OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems. This guide takes you through the latest in OpenBSD storage management, including:

  • OpenBSD’s cross-platform storage stack
  • MBR, GPT, and disklabel partitions
  • The Unix File System
  • Growing, removing, and repairing filesystems
  • Memory file systems
  • The Buffer Cache
  • Why you need swap, and how to live with it
  • Coping with FAT, NTFS, EXT, and more
  • The Network File System
  • iSCSI
  • Software RAID
  • Encrypted filesystems
  • Encrypted installs

And more! Partition yourself for success and grab OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems now.

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