Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Configure disk mounting, part of LFCS: Storage Management (Ubuntu).
- [Instructor] Rather than mounting a file system manually…whenever we want to use it,…we can tell the system to try to mount it…when the system starts up instead.…To do that, we need to modify a file…called the file system table, or fstab.…The format of this file is fairly particular.…So before we start modifying it,…let's take a look at how it's set up.…In the file, there's a line for each volume…that we want to have auto-mounted at boot.…The entries here can be mounted…with the mount -a command later, if need be.…On each row, for each device, there are six categories…of information that the system needs.…
First is the file system,…or the device that we want to mount.…This can be a device path or a UUID.…A UUID is generally preferred…because it's more specific than a device descriptor…that could change at startup,…as devices are detected in a different order.…The next piece of information we need…is the location in the root file system…where we want the device to be mounted.…And then we need to tell the system…
Join instructor Scott Simpson, as he shows how to manage and optimize file storage on Ubuntu Linux. First, learn how to create, modify, and mount partitions and filesystems, and manage swap space. Scott then combines these basics into more sophisticated solutions using volume management, and shows how to secure Linux storage and configure disk quotas and backup policies.
- Creating and modifying partitions
- Creating, modifying, and mounting filesystems
- Mounting encrypted partitions
- Creating redundant storage with RAID
- Working with physical volumes, volume groups, and logical volumes
- Securing filesystems with ACLs
- Backing up data