Chapter 19. Implementing Disk Management

Servers are used for many functions and have many reasons for existence, but the single most pervasive function of most servers is storage. And you can’t store anything if you don’t have something to store it on. For servers, that something is primarily hard disks. Rather than cover all topics related to storage in a single chapter, we’ve split it up a bit. Both for reasons of length (our editors have this irrational fear of 100+ pages chapters) and also to group topics together rationally.

In this chapter, we’ll start by defining some terms that we’ll use throughout our discussions ...

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