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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 14. File System Fundamentals

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the fundamental role file systems play in storage I/O processes

  • Explain the differences between file systems and operating systems in storage I/O processes

  • Describe the structural elements of file systems, including the directory system and layout reference system for locating data

  • Identify different file systems' components and features

This final part of the book discusses the different forms of filing software. In general, filing is responsible for placing and locating data within storage address spaces. The most common types of filing products are file systems and databases, but certain data management applications like backup and Information Life ...

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