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NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux.

5.10. Additional Resources

This section includes various resources that can be used to learn more about storage technologies and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux-specific subject matter discussed in this chapter.

5.10.1. Installed Documentation

The following resources are installed in the course of a typical Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation, and can help you learn more about the subject matter discussed in this chapter.

  • exports(5) man page — Learn about the NFS configuration file format.

  • fstab(5) man page — Learn about the file system information configuration file format.

  • swapoff(8) man page — Learn how to disable swap partitions.

  • df(1) man page — Learn how to display disk space usage on mounted file systems.

  • fdisk(8) man page — Learn about this partition table maintenance utility program.

  • mkfs(8), mke2fs(8) man pages — Learn about these file system creation utility programs.

  • badblocks(8) man page — Learn how to test a device for bad blocks.

  • quotacheck(8) man page — Learn how to verify block and inode usage for users and groups and optionally creates disk quota files.

  • edquota(8) man page — Learn about this disk quota maintenance utility program.

  • repquota(8) man page — Learn about this disk quota reporting utility program.

  • raidtab(5) man page — Learn about the software RAID configuration file format.

  • mkraid(8) man page — Learn about this software RAID array creation utility program.

  • mdadm(8) man page — Learn about this software RAID array management utility program.

  • lvm(8) man page — Learn about Logical Volume Management.

  • devlabel(8) man page — Learn about persistent storage device access.

5.10.2. Useful Websites

  • http://www.pcguide.com/ — A good site for all kinds of information on various storage technologies.

  • http://www.tldp.org/ — The Linux Documentation Project has HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs that provide good overviews of storage technologies as they relate to Linux.

5.10.3. Related Books

The following books discuss various issues related to storage and are good resources for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators.

  • The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Contains instructions on partitioning hard drives during the Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation process as well as an overview of disk partitions.

  • The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Reference Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Contains detailed information on the directory structure used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and an overview of NFS.

  • The Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Includes chapters on file systems, RAID, LVM, devlabel, partitioning, disk quotas, NFS, and Samba.

  • Linux System Administration: A User's Guide by Marcel Gagne; Addison Wesley Professional — Contains information on user and group permissions, file systems and disk quota, NFS and Samba.

  • Linux Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning by Jason R. Fink and Matthew D. Sherer; Sams — Contains information on disk, RAID, and NFS performance.

  • Linux Administration Handbook by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, and Trent R. Hein; Prentice Hall — Contains information on file systems, handling disk drives, NFS, and Samba.

 
 
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