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Questions tagged [filesystems]

A file system is the specification of how files in a computer should be stored, named and organized. This tag should be used for generic file system questions. For specific file system questions (FAT, NTFS, ext4, ...) use the appropriate tag instead.

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How to manually backup synology system files?

I built a synology with 6 HDD drives. The files are only synchronized with Google Cloud. (Basic EXT4) I am afraid that HDD will crash down and I'd need to rebuild the system files, as the hyper backup ...
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ISO-Image Format is used instead of others? [on hold]

I have seen almost all operating systems and large sized files are in ISO format. why they choosen that format instead using any other formats like zip, rar, etc.
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Can't delete file named '…' [duplicate]

For some background, I'm on Windows 10 however with the files I'm going to talk about I've used them in shared folders with Ubuntu VMs before. In a folder on my machine, there is a file named '...' I ...
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Invisible directory names

When I do ls -l I get the picture below and I have no idea why. I know the names of the directories and I can cd to them no problem but can't see the actual names. How do I fix that?
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How can I find the duplicate files in windows? [on hold]

In windows Pc, I would like to clean up my data which is having a lot of duplicates now I want to find that duplicates and take a decision about the folders I want the list of tools that can ...
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Is it possible to recover data about the host os from inside a docker container?

I'm renting a server at a company where I basically get access to a docker container. Now my question is: Would it be possible to analyze the unused disk space that's allocated to the docker container ...
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How can a file created date be in the past?

I have an installation where some of the files that are put onto the file system have Created timestamps in the past. I understand that it is possible to use API calls to modify the Created (and other)...
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How to access Changed file timestamp metadata

I understand NTFS file timestamp metadata includes the following: Created Accessed Modified This data is accessible in the Windows Explorer UI and elsewhere. However, I believe the timestamp ...
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How is file modified and other metadata preserved when file is copied?

When a file is copied from one location to another, say during software installation on Windows, the Created timestamp metadata reflects the date the file was created on the new file system (well ...
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Odd File system disk consumption

I know similar has been asked as I searched and tried to figure as it relates to my system. running Ubuntu 18 and other than some install for PostgreSQL, some recent security updates, etc... my file ...
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**GPO - How to block creation of folder and files in root directory in Windows 10

I would like to use a GPO setting to block users to create folders and files in the root directory in Windows 10. Searching on internet I found the setting Computer configuration -> Policies -> ...
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Why does du -b show a different result than stat?

I've recently ran into this problem: find /tmp/tmp33hn25wv -type f -exec stat --format='%s' {} + | awk '{s+=$1} END {print s}' 10420224 du -bs /tmp/tmp33hn25wv 12198004 /tmp/tmp33hn25wv Results ...
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Is it safe to access files from shared drive by multiple software tools? [on hold]

My project is on Oracle database. We provide fix in the form of PL/SQL script to deploy in the production and get the issue resolved. Hence for same issues we have standard fixes. If we want to ...
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Low Disk Space on “Filesystem root” error on openSUSE Leap 15

Problem Apparently I am running low on disk space on my root partition. At the time of installing my OS (openSUSE Leap 15 on a VM) I chose the default partitioning. Now I get the warning/error Low ...
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How does the btrfs nodatacow mount option affect the 3 disks in this scenario?

I'm running Arch Linux with BTRFS. This computer has 3 physical HDD's (and no RAID, etc.). I have a disk mounted at /, one at /cow and one at /nocow. Here is the fstab: # /etc/fstab # <file system&...

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