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Does `dd` work on physical level or on filesystem level?

When you delete a file from a device, let's say an USB stick, then (without doing any further stuff) only the entry in the filesystem is deleted, the raw bytes of this file are still on the device ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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File System for virtualization server [closed]

I am going to be running a Proxmox (a virtualization distro based on debian wheezy) server. There is going to be 1 or 2 KVM vm and 2 - 3 openVZ containers running at any given time. I want to be able ...
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how do I know if the number of inodes are already taken?

According to what I have read here http://www.linux.org/article/view/intro-to-inodes, the inode structure occuppies 1% of the storage unit size. Besides, it may happen (if I recall correctly due to a ...
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1answer
48 views

Film-archive storage hardware [closed]

My client has an archive of roughly 5,000 independent films, which vary in file size from 1GB to 5GB. All of these films are currently on disk, however, and the client wants a machine capable of ...
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1answer
806 views

What's the most useful Linux file system for storing videos?

I'm looking for a file system suited for my storage task, which is to store between 300 and 400 gigs of media data, i.e. video, sound and pictures. The data will be stored on a non-SSD drive which ...
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1answer
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Can socket files cause storage system atrophy?

I was thinking about setting up a web server on a Raspberry Pi, RPi boots from an SD card. The server is meant to be able to be in operation for a very long time, 10 years is it's expected life span. ...
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What are some essential applications of partitioning a hard drive? [closed]

I would like to know more about why one would bother making partitions on a hard drive. I understand that you might want to dual boot your machine, but are there more interesting applications to ...
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1answer
197 views

Corruption-resistant file system that works across Windows and OSX?

I'm planning to build an external RAID-based media drive, and I'd like to use it across both my Windows and OSX machines. exFAT works for both operating systems, but from what I've heard, it's much ...
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RAID-like filesystem for heterogeneous set of hard disks

During the last years I have accumulated a quite heterogeneous set of hard disks of different sizes and speeds for storing my private data. I'm planning to put them in a self build Linux filer to ...
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1answer
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Can a SAN allow concurrent write access to the same file from several servers?

I am sorry, but know virtually nothing about SAN. If we have two or more (heterogeneous Linux) servers connected to a SAN: is it possible to allocate the same storage area (i.e. file system) to all ...
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59 views

File Systems degrading

But does any one type of file system (NTFS, FAT, EXT2,3) degrade the life of a physical HDD?
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Find out where Data is stored in Windows Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s using up my disk space? Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? I've recently hit the cap on my 450gig HD and I can't seem to figure out ...
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8answers
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Cross-platform file system

I would like my external drives to be readable and writable from Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. FAT32 works, but the 4 GB file size limit is a showstopper these days. Are there any alternatives?
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What happened to WinFS?

The most interesting feature that was ever connected to what eventually became Vista was WinFS, a revolutionary (so it seemed, at least back then) new way of storing and accessing information on a ...