Since my NAS melted slightly (here) I decided to rethink my approach to storage on the device. I would always lean towards a RAID if I needed redundancy and I have used RAID5 successfully in the past. I had been using an LVM volume but when I came to replace my burnt disk, the LVM…Continue reading →
I occasionally come across a situation where I am trying to unmount a device ( umount /mnt/harddrive ) for whatever reason and it refuses to unmount because it claims to be in use:
umount: /path: device is busy.
Usually this is after I think I’m sure that no programs are using the device or that no files are open on the device….Continue reading →
The usual linux tool (fdisk) used for creating partitions don’t let you create one greater than 2Tb. This is a problem with today’s large drives. To create a partition larger than 2Tb we need to use gparted. Make sure youknow the device you want to be messing about with before you run these commands. fdisk -l will…Continue reading →