In this video Kevin Dankwardt discusses the file system table, /etc/fstab. Its fields and their use are described. The fstab fields for file system type, mount options, and partition are used. The use of UUID or device file is explained.
- [Instructor] We can configure Linux…to automatically mount some of our…file systems every time we reboot.…The key for that is a config file /etc/fstab.…It has one line for each thing we want to have mounted,…and on that line we can say how we want it mounted.…The options for example, and what it is.…Which partition, and where want it mounted.…When we install Linux, we can choose to…partition up our disk however we want,…and whatever decisions we make there,…it will show up in the /etc/fstab.…
That file gets written during the installation.…But if you add more disks or you change partitioning,…then you might have to edit the /etc/fstab by hand.…So the fstab lines have six fields.…The first the field is what it is we want to mount.…That could be a partition for an FS,…it could be server and a directory.…It could be a UUID.…The second thing is where we want to mount it,…what directory, called the mount point.…
And again, typically that directory is…something we want to be empty.…'Cause we're going to to be hiding it.…
- 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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