FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials

FreeBSD is one of the oldest and most featureful open-source Unix-like operating systems. FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials takes you on a deep dive into FreeBSD’s disk management systems.

“If you’re a FreeBSD (or Linux, or Unix) sysadmin, then you need this book.” — Slashdot, on FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials

FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials

You’ll learn about:

  • identifying your storage hardware
  • the Common Access Method
  • GEOM–FreeBSD’s powerful and flexible stackable storage system
  • GUID Partition Tables, the modern disk partitioning standard
  • MBR/disklabel partitioning, used by older and embedded systems
  • avoiding common partitioning errors
  • aligning partitions to the physical disk, for peak performance
  • the high-performance Unix File System
  • tuning UFS to fit your environment and load
  • Two ways to journal filesystems, and when to use each
  • The GELI and GBDE disk encryption systems, and when to use each
  • Software-based disk mirroring, striping, RAID-5 and RAID-10.
  • Custom FreeBSD installs

    And more!

    Don’t just configure your storage. Understand it. Get FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials today!

    Read FMSE Chapter 10: SMART right now.

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    (BSD Daemon copyright 1988 Marshall Kirk McKusick.)

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