FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems

Filesystems for every need!

FreeBSD includes many special-purpose filesystems. FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems takes you through these filesystems, helping you solve problems you didn’t know you have. These filesystems underlie everything from application servers to jails.

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With Specialty Filesystems you’ll learn to manage:
freebsd mastery: specialty filesystems

  • removable media
  • MSDOS and Linux filesystems
  • CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray disks
  • devfs
  • process filesystems
  • the file descriptor filesystem
  • the POSIX message queue filesystem
  • union mounts
  • null mounts
  • both memory filesystems, and when to use each
  • NFS versions 2, 3, and 4
  • iSCSI targets and initiators
  • the Common Internet File System
  • networked disk redundancy with geom_gate and HAST
  • high availability storage with HAST and iSCSI
  • NFSv4 Access Control Lists
  • User Space Filesystems
  • FreeBSD’s Solaris-compatible automounter

System administrators of any expertise level will expand their FreeBSD mastery with FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.

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