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  • Tutorial

    How To Partition and Format Storage Devices in Linux

    Preparing a new disk for use on a Linux system can be quick and easy. There are many tools, filesystem formats, and partitioning schemes that may complicate the process if you have specialized needs, but if you want t...
    By Justin Ellingwood Linux Basics Storage
  • How To Create RAID Arrays with mdadm on Ubuntu 16.04

    Linux's mdadm utility can be used to turn a group of underlying storage devices into different types of RAID arrays. This provides various advantages depending on which RAID level is used. This guide will cover how ...
    By Justin Ellingwood Storage Block Storage Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
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    How To Install and Configure Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04

    Nextcloud, a fork of ownCloud, is a file sharing server that permits you to store your personal content, like documents and pictures, in a centralized location, much like Dropbox. The difference with Nextcloud is that...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Michael Lenardson Storage Applications Ubuntu 18.04
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    How To Move a MySQL Data Directory to a New Location on Ubuntu 16.04

    Whether you’re adding more space for data or evaluating ways to optimize database performance, this tutorial will guide you through relocating MySQL’s data directory.
    By Melissa Anderson MySQL Block Storage Storage Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
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    How To Move a PostgreSQL Data Directory to a New Location on Ubuntu 16.04

    Whether you’re adding more space, evaluating ways to optimize performance, or looking to take advantage of other storage features, this tutorial will guide you through relocating PostgreSQL’s data directory.
    By Melissa Anderson PostgreSQL Storage Block Storage Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
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    Object Storage vs. Block Storage Services

    Flexible and scalable data storage is a baseline requirement for most applications and services being developed today. With today's complex deployments, containers, and ephemeral infrastructure, the days of simply sav...
    By Brian Boucheron Block Storage Storage Object Storage Conceptual
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    An Introduction to LVM Concepts, Terminology, and Operations

    LVM, or Logical Volume Management, is a storage device management technology that gives users the power to pool and abstract the physical layout of component storage devices for easier and flexible administration. Uti...
    By Justin Ellingwood System Tools Storage Linux Basics Conceptual
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    How To Move an Apache Web Root to a New Location on Ubuntu 16.04

    In this guide, we’ll show you how to move an Apache document root to a new location which allows you to independently scale storage for different sites.
    By Melissa Anderson Apache Storage Block Storage Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Use LVM To Manage Storage Devices on Ubuntu 18.04

    LVM, or Logical Volume Management, is a storage device management technology that gives users the power to pool and abstract the physical layout of component storage devices for easier and flexible administration. In ...
    By Justin Ellingwood System Tools Storage Linux Basics Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04
  • How To Manage RAID Arrays with mdadm on Ubuntu 16.04

    In this guide, we discuss how to use Linux's mdadm utility to manage RAID arrays and perform day-to-day administrative tasks. We cover how to start, stop, or remove RAID arrays, how to find information about both the...
    By Justin Ellingwood Storage Block Storage Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Create RAID Arrays with mdadm on Ubuntu 18.04

    The mdadm utility can be used to create and manage storage arrays using Linux's software RAID capabilities. Administrators have great flexibility in coordinating their individual storage devices and creating logical s...
    By Justin Ellingwood Storage Block Storage Ubuntu 18.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Install and Configure ownCloud on Ubuntu 18.04

    ownCloud is an open-source file sharing server and collaboration platform that can store your personal content, like documents and pictures, in a centralized location. This allows you to take control of your content a...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Michael Lenardson Storage Applications Ubuntu 18.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Use LVM To Manage Storage Devices on Ubuntu 16.04

    LVM, or Logical Volume Management, is a storage device management technology that gives users the power to pool and abstract the physical layout of component storage devices for easier and flexible administration. Uti...
    By Justin Ellingwood System Tools Storage Linux Basics Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
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    How To Set Up an NFS Mount on Ubuntu 12.04

    This tutorial covers setting up an NFS mount on Ubuntu 12.04. NFS mounts work to share a directory between several virtual servers. This has the advantage of saving disk space, as the home directory is only kept on on...
    By Etel Sverdlov Storage Ubuntu
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    How To Move an Nginx Web Root to a New Location on Ubuntu 16.04

    On Ubuntu, by default, the Nginx web server stores its documents in /var/www/html, which is typically located on the root filesystem with rest of the operating system. Sometimes, though, it’s helpful to move the docum...
    By Melissa Anderson Nginx Block Storage Storage Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
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    How To Create RAID Arrays with mdadm on Debian 9

    The mdadm utility can be used to create and manage storage arrays using Linux's software RAID capabilities. Administrators have great flexibility in coordinating their individual storage devices and creating logical s...
    By Justin Ellingwood Storage Block Storage Debian 9 Debian
  • An Introduction to Storage Terminology and Concepts in Linux

    Linux has robust systems and tooling to manage hardware devices, including storage drives. In this article we'll cover, at a high level, how Linux represents these devices and how raw storage is made into usable space...
    By Justin Ellingwood Linux Basics Storage Block Storage Conceptual
  • How To Configure Periodic TRIM for SSD Storage on Linux Servers

    Continuous use of SSDs results in degraded performance if not accounted for and mitigated. The TRIM command is an operation that allows the operating system to propagate information down to the SSD about which blocks ...
    By Justin Ellingwood Block Storage Storage Server Optimization
  • Tutorial

    How To Move a PostgreSQL Data Directory to a New Location on Ubuntu 18.04

    Whether you’re adding more space, evaluating ways to optimize performance, or looking to take advantage of other storage features, this tutorial will guide you through relocating PostgreSQL’s data directory on an Ubun...
    By Melissa Anderson, Mark Drake PostgreSQL Databases Block Storage Storage Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu
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    How To Install and Configure ownCloud on Debian 9

    ownCloud is an open-source file sharing server and collaboration platform that can store your personal content, like documents and pictures, in a centralized location. This allows you to take control of your content a...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Michael Lenardson Storage Applications Debian 9 Debian