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LHB Linux Digest #24.08: Disk Management Tips, LVM, Go and More

This newsletter focuses on disk management in Linux.

โ€” Abhishek Prakash

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๐Ÿ’ญ What do you get in this edition of LHB Linux Digest:

  • Disk management tips and tools
  • LVM and Loop Device tips
  • Tools and memes for Linux lovers

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๐Ÿ“– Manage Disk and handle partitions

Discover the essential commands for disk management, partition handling, filesystem creation, and filesystem checking in this section.

Disk Management Commands
Your Linux system may have multiple disks (HDD or SSD). These disks may be divided into partitions. The partitions are generally called devices in Linux. The commands mentioned in this section deals with disk management, partition handling, filesystem creation and filesystem checking. Youโ€™ll learn about the following commands: Command Description

UUID is a property of disk partitions used to uniquely identify them. It crucial while managing servers with hundreds of drives.

How to Get the UUID of a Disk Partition in Linux
UUID is a property of disk partitions used to uniquely identify them. Here are various ways to get the UUID of a disk partition in the Linux command line.

Want to make changes to your Linux Server's partition scheme? Here's how!

How to Change the Partition Scheme on Your Linux VPS Server
This tutorial focuses on Virtual Private Servers as a practical use case, but itโ€™s also a guide on how to reduce a partition size on any (Debian) Linux machine via the command line.

๐Ÿ“š LVM Tutorials

Disk management in Linux environments using LVM provides a high-level view of the structure of disks present on a system. This gives much more flexibility in allocating storage to applications and users.

Efficient Block Device Management with LVM
Learn to manage block devices with LVM in this practical, hands-on approach guide.

Are you confused about what LVM is? Here is a beginner's guide for you!

Complete Beginnerโ€™s Guide to LVM in Linux [With Hands-on]
Everything necessary you need to know and learn about the logical volume management in Linux.

Linux users can have a virtual block device called a "loop device" that maps a normal file to a virtual block, making it ideal for tasks related to isolating processes.

Create Virtual Block (Loop Device) on Linux
Loop device is getting popular in Linux, specially for isolation. Hereโ€™s a quick guide on creating loop devices on Linux.
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We are now also covering Go scripting topic as it is popular among DevOps folks.

๐Ÿ’กQuick Terminal tip

You can remove empty directory recursively using the find command (don't do it blindly):

find . -type d -empty -delete

๐Ÿ“ฐ Linux news that matters


๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Nifty tool

Want to easily gather info on your filesystems? Check out this cool Linux utility that's even better than 'df'!

GitHub - Canop/dysk: A linux utility to get information on filesystems, like df but better
A linux utility to get information on filesystems, like df but better - Canop/dysk

๐Ÿ˜‚ Geek humor

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