Objective 2: Maintain the Integrity of Filesystems

Over the course of time, active filesystems can develop problems, such as:

  • A filesystem fills to capacity, causing programs or perhaps the entire system to fail.

  • A filesystem is corrupted, perhaps due to a power failure or system crash.

  • A filesystem runs out of inodes, meaning that new filesystem objects cannot be created.

Carefully monitoring and checking Linux filesystems on a regular basis can help prevent and correct these types of problems.

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