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Old 10-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
gipsypaige009
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Help with a question concerning filesystem administration.


You have a Linux system that has 1000GB hard disk drive, which has a 90GB partition containing an ext4 filesystem mounted to the / directory and a 4GB swap partition. Currently, this Linux system is only used by a few users for storing small files; however, the department manager wants to upgrade this system and use it to run a database application that will be used by 100 users. The database application and the associated data will take up over 200GB of hard disk space. In addition, these 100 users will store their personal files on the hard disk of the system. Each user must have a maximum of 5GB of storage space. The department manager has made it very clear that this system must not exhibit any downtime as a result of hard disk errors. How much hard disk space will you require, and what partitions would you need to ensure that the system will perform as needed? Where would these partitions be mounted? What quotas would you implement? What commands would you need to run, and what entries to /etc/fstab would you need to create? Justify your answers.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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Per the LQ Rules, please do not post homework assignments verbatim. We're happy to assist if you have specific questions or have hit a stumbling point, however. Let us know what you've already tried and what references you have used (including class notes, books, and Google searches) and we'll do our best to help. Also, keep in mind that your instructor might also be an LQ member.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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I've read the chapter a few times. I'm just having all kinds of problems with this class. I'm not completely understanding how I'm supposed to answer the question (or even know how to).
 
Old 10-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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I've read the chapter a few times. I'm just having all kinds of problems with this class. I'm not completely understanding how I'm supposed to answer the question (or even know how to).
My suggestion would be to break the problem down to terms that you can address individually.You would need to do this for anyone trying to assist, be it your instructor or members here. Not knowing which text you are using makes it difficult to assist. Your Prof or instructor should be able to help you handle this problem set easier than members here at LQ.

Try presenting what you have done to date. Where are you stumped? Then someone may assist you.

Please try this FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.
 
  


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