Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Lab setup, part of Linux Foundation Cert Prep: Storage Management (Ubuntu).
- [Instructor] In this course I'll be using VirtualBox and Ubuntu. I've already set up an Ubuntu virtual machine and if you haven't done that already, take a moment to download an installation .ISO and set up a VM to work in. If you need help with that, check out our other courses on installing Linux in a VM. I'll also be using some USB drives that are attached to my system for the storage management tasks that I'll be showing you throughout the course. In my case, I have two 128 gigabyte disks attached, but the size doesn't matter too much.
If you're using a system with a native Linux installed you could use internal disks as well. But make sure that whatever storage you're using doesn't contain anything you want to save. You'll be creating and destroying partitions on these disks and that will cause data loss. Because what we're doing can cause data loss, be careful to note what your important disks and partitions are and don't use them for the management tasks that we'll be doing. I can't stress this strongly enough. Be careful to preserve your data. A virtual machine is a great choice for practicing with storage because at the very worst, you may damage an imaginary computer rather than your real one.
As with many things in the Linux world, the hardware and naming that you see here may be different from yours, and you'll need to be able to follow along with the idea behind what's happening and apply it to your system, rather than just type what I show. That's especially the case when we get to partition and device names. Most of the tools I'll show you in this course require root access, so except where I need to be using an unprivileged user, I'll be using the root user.
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