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locate
If you quickly need to find one particular file out of a thousand, the locate and updatedb tools can help.

Finding Files with mlocate: Part 2

In the previous article, we discussed some ways to find a specific file out of the thousands that may be present on your filesystems and introduced the locate tool for the job. Here we explain how the important updatedb tool can help. Well Situated Incidentally, you might get a little perplexed if...
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containers security
It's possible to run your containers with a temporary storage, or temporary volume mount, which can be useful from a security perspective. Learn more.

Secure Your Container Data With Ephemeral Docker Volumes

What with all the furor around containers and orchestrators, it can be easy to lose sight of some of their highly useful features. The portability and extensible nature of containers is a modern convenience to be cherished, but from my professional perspective it's sometimes all too easy to get...
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An Introduction to Linux's EXT4 Filesystem

In previous articles about Linux filesystems, I wrote an introduction to Linux filesystems and about some higher-level concepts such as everything is a file. I want to go into more detail about the specifics of the EXT filesystems, but first, let's answer the question, "What is a filesystem?" A...
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Vault speaker lineup
Check out the speaker lineup and conference sessions for Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference 2017, taking place March 22-23 in Cambridge, MA.

Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference Includes Talks By Alluxio, Facebook, LinkedIn, Red Hat, and More

The Linux Foundation today announced the speaker lineup for the Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference, taking place March 22-23 in Cambridge, MA. Vault is the leading technical event dedicated to Linux storage and filesystems where developers and operators in the filesystems and storage...
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An Introduction to Linux Filesystems

This article is intended to be a very high-level discussion of Linux filesystem concepts. It is not intended to be a low-level description of how a particular filesystem type, such as EXT4, works, nor is it intended to be a tutorial of filesystem commands. Every general-purpose computer needs to...
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Linux Storage, Filesystem & Memory Management Summit

The Linux Storage, Filesystem & Memory Management Summit gathers the foremost development and research experts and kernel subsystem maintainers. Learn More
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An Introduction to Linux Filesystems

This article is intended to be a very high-level discussion of Linux filesystem concepts. It is not intended to be a low-level description of how a particular filesystem type, such as EXT4, works, nor is it intended to be a tutorial of filesystem commands. Every general-purpose computer needs to...
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