File System Basics

A file system is a logical collection of files and directories contained in a partition. It can be treated as a single entity when you're making it available for use (mounting), checking it, and repairing it.

The three types of file systems supported by the Solaris 8 environment are disk based, memory based (pseudo), and network based. The Part I exam concentrates on disk-based file systems. The Part II exam covers pseudo file systems (Chapter 16, “Pseudo File Systems and Swap Space”) and network-based file systems (Chapter 18, “Network File System”).

Disk-based file systems are stored on physical disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and floppy disks on the local system. Table 9.1 lists the disk-based file system formats.

Table 9.1. Disk-based ...

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