MBR vs GPT - Things to Know When Partitioning (Screenshots)


With the evolution of technology, it exists now many ways to store and organize data. This brings along new devices with a large amount of storage capacity. To manipulate such a large amount of capacity, you will need to use [...]

Alain Francois 10:55 am

DriveSync - Sync Local Files with Google Drive from Linux CLI

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DriveSync is a command line utility that synchronizes the local files in your computer with Google Drive. It provides a simple and efficient method to keep your files organized and backup them to be accessed remotely. Features Download remote files [...]

Ivo Ursino 9:15 am

How to Setup Seafile File Storage Server on Ubuntu 16.04

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Seafile storage server is an open-source cloud-based file storage system similar to Dropbox. Seafile can be deployed on a client’s own system and  this feature provides a stronger security as the passwords are only interchanged between the client who setup the [...]

Dwijadas Dey 3:00 am

How to Setup ownCloud 9.1 on Ubuntu 16.10 with Letsencrypt SSL


In today's world, cloud usage has penetrated our lives so much that we need it for everything. To name a few, cloud based nodes, data storage, operating systems etc. Even if one decides to go for cloud computing, do they [...]

B N Poornima 3:00 am

How To Create Ceph Storage Cluster on Ubuntu 16.04

Ceph is one of the most exciting open source storage technologies to come out in recent years. Scalable to exabytes, and extendable to multiple datacenters, the Ceph developers have made it easy for System Administrators and Infrastructure Architects to deploy [...]

Ludwig Tirazona 3:00 am

How To Configure Single-Node Ceph Cluster To Run Properly

Ceph is designed to be a fault-tolerant, scalable storage system. This means that in a production environment, it is expected that at a minimum, there will be three Ceph nodes in a cluster. If you can only afford a single [...]

Ludwig Tirazona 3:00 am

How to Setup Red Hat Ceph Storage on CentOS 7.0

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Ceph is an open source software platform that stores data on a single distributed computer cluster. When you are planning to build a cloud, then on top of the requirements you have to decide on how to implement your storage. [...]

Kashif Siddique 3:30 am

Understanding Ceph - An Open Source Distributed Storage Platform

Ceph is software based, distributed storage platform which runs on commodity hardware. In order to understand the efficiency of Ceph, lets first see what is commodity hardware. Commodity computers are hardware components developed by multiple vendors, incorporating hardware components based [...]

Aun Raza 6:00 am

Equallogic CLI Commands to Setup Iscsi Initiator on Linux

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In this tutorial, I will show you commands to install and configure Iscsi Initiator to connect equallogic target on Linux CLI. We are using Dell Equallogic HIT/KIT 1.2.0 version to configure iscsi target on CentOS 6.2. You can download and [...]

Bobbin Zachariah 5:12 pm

Iscsiadm Commands to Configure Iscsi Client on Linux

Iscsi Storage Network

Free Open Isci tool is used as the iscsi initiator on the client. Once installed, you can use iscsiadm command to configure the lun on linux. Here I am trying to use EqualLogic Isci storage as the target and a [...]

Bobbin Zachariah 7:28 pm

How to Scan/Detect New LUNs on Linux

When you are running RedHat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7 series system with DM-Multipath and the software iSCSI initiator, you can discover new LUNs by rescanning the iSCSI service on the host. Rescanning the service will display all the newly [...]

Bobbin Zachariah 8:52 am

How to Check LUN or SAN Disk in Linux

When you are working in a storage environment, it is often desirable to add, remove or re-size storage devices. Once storage is allocated we need to scan and verify allocated storage SAN disk. In this article, I will show commands to check/identify [...]

Bobbin Zachariah 10:38 am

Linux Scan for New Scsi Device to Detect New Lun without Reboot

How do you verify or scan once storage LUN is mapped or allocated to your system? In this article, I will show you how to scan scsi device on Linux system. Reboot is one option to see the allocated disk [...]

Bobbin Zachariah 11:42 am

SAN vs NAS vs DAS - How it Differs Each Other

This article we will explain the very basic features of SAN and NAS devices. There are a lot storage vendors providing NAS and SAN devices like Dell ( EMC merged), NetAPP, Hitachi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM. Based on the [...]

Bobbin Zachariah 10:50 pm