In this video, Kevin Dankwardt describes and demonstrates formatting or making file systems for Linux file systems. He shows the Linux file system types ext4, XFS, and Brtfs using the mkfs commands.
- [Instructor] Hey, let's talk about formatting Partitions,…that is putting a file system on a partition,…or in Linux speak, making a file system.…Alright, when we partition a disk,…we just set aside some space but it doesn't have…any structure to it, it doesn't have a format…that Linux can understand for us to mount it…into the tree of our file system,…so we need to format it and there's lots of choices…for kinds of file systems, but typically you do a…mkfs -t and the type of file system that you want,…ext4 is a really common one these days,…and then you give it the device file…that you want to format, this is a big deal, right,…a typo there can really give you a bad day.…
So let's say we're going to format the first partition…on the second disk, that would be sdb1.…It is possible to format an ordinary file,…just have a file maybe full of binary zeros…or something like that, and you can format…and you can mount that as well, but that's,…it's kind of unusual.…Mounting a file system is essentially…associating a directory with that file system.…
- Partitioning storage
- Creating, mounting, and unmounting file systems
- Formatting file systems
- Making volumes with LVM
- Adding storage security
- Managing swap spaces
- Backing up and recovering Linux storage systems
- Working with networked file systems like NFS and SSHFS
Skill Level Intermediate
Linux: Bash Shell and Scriptswith Kevin Dankwardt2h 46m Intermediate
Linux: Multitasking at the Command Linewith Scott Simpson39m 1s Intermediate
1. Disk Partitions, Formatting, and Mounting
2. Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
3. Security and Resource Constraints
4. Special Storage Features and Considerations
5. Networked File Systems
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