Hard & Soft Links

I've often thought there should be a relational database based filesystem in order to better organize my media collection, but it turns out all I needed was to understand hard links. Soft links are also referred to as symbolic links or symlinks. I may use these terms interchangeably. The Problem…

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Moving Files

Moving files is such a common/basic thing we have to do every day in Linux that you're probably wondering why I'm even bothering to write a tutorial on it. Well, there are often important subtleties that are forgotten or need to be learned. Hopefully after reading this tutorial, you…

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ZFS on Linux - Running Out Of Memory

I recently converted my home fileserver and KVM host over to using ZFS (on Ubuntu 14.04). After the transition, I have noticed that the server appears to always be maxing out it's memory utilization as shown below: (IMAGE LOST) It turns out that ZFS is designed to use all…

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