Chapter 12: Managing Local Storage and Filesystems

In the previous chapters, we have learned about security and system administration. In this chapter, we will focus on the administration of resources—specifically, storage administration.

Storage administration is an important part of keeping a system running: the system logs can eat available space, new applications might require additional storage set up for them (even on separate disks to improve performance), and such issues may require our action in order to solve them.

In this chapter, we will learn about the following topics:

  • Partitioning disks (Master Boot Record (MBR) and Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) Partition Table (GPT) disks)
  • Formatting and mounting filesystems
  • Setting default ...

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