Ask Klaus!

Jun 30, 2006
Two months ago, a reader wrote, “I have been told that a Linux system can “fill up” when it runs out of inode numbe......
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File systems Finding the right file system

Mar 31, 2006

Many users just opt for the defaults and don’t think about the file system when they install Linux. But if better performance is your goal, it pays to do some shopping.

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hdparm and DMA Speeding up hard disks with DMA

Mar 31, 2006

A simple command helps you switch on the afterburner for your hard disks and drives. hdparm improves the performance of your storage devices.

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Linux Tuning Intro Techniques for better performance

Mar 31, 2006

Are your multimedia applications receiving the resources they need? Are you using the optimum filesystem for your environment? You don't have to be an expert to find better performance in Linux – you just need to know where to look.

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Deleting Data Safely deleting data

Feb 28, 2006

Backups are a common topic, but you’ll hardly hear anyone mention safe data deletion.

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Admin Workshop: Logrotate Insider Tips: Logrotate

Dec 31, 2005

Every multi-purpose Linux system produces an enormous amount of log data. To prevent your hard disk from overflowing, a rotating helper application archives logs and gets rid of obsolete data.

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Admin Workshop: Unix filesystem tree Insider Tips: The Unix filesystem tree

Nov 30, 2005

Unix systems organize files in a hierarchical filesystem tree. A system of naming conventions defined in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) helps admins find their way around.

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Captive NTFS Accessing partitions on dual-boot systems

Jul 31, 2005

Why reboot every time you need to access data on the other side of your dual boot system? We’ll introduce you to Captive NTFS – a free tool for reaching Windows NTFS partitions from Linux. We’ll also show you some handy tools for reading Linux partitions from Windows.

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