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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators by Sander van Vugt

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Chapter 5

Configuring and Managing Storage

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding Partitions and Logical Volumes
  • Creating Partitions
  • Creating File Systems
  • Mounting File Systems Automatically through fstab
  • Working with Logical Volumes
  • Creating Swap Space
  • Working with Encrypted Volumes

In this chapter, you'll learn how to configure storage on your server. In Chapter 1, you learned how to create partitions and logical volumes from the Red Hat installation program. In this chapter, you'll learn about the command-line tools that are available to configure storage on a server that already has been installed.

First you'll read how to create partitions and logical volumes on your server, which allows you to create file systems on these volumes ...

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