Configuring a virtual network interface on Linux isn’t something most people need to do very often, but it can come in handy sometimes. The system will recognize a virtual interface as a real, physical interface.
The ext4 filesystem includes multiple improvements in terms of performance, over its predecessor ext3. Ext4 is not only faster than ext3, but can also handle much larger filesystems and files, and lots of other improvements under the hood. If you haven’t yet upgraded to ext4 on Linux, it’s definitely time to do so.
The purpose of this guide is to learn about enable or disable Linux HDD sleep. cover the steps necessary to change a hard drive’s sleep/standby mode timer on Linux. You can either enable standby mode on a storage device, disable standy completely, or adjust the current time it takes for a hard drive to enter standby.
Let’s start by explaining what write-back caching is and how it works to better understand the Linux write cache. Write caching is a feature available on most hard drives that allows them to collect all data into the drive’s cache memory, before being permanently written to disk. Once a certain amount of data is collected in the hard drive’s cache memory, the whole data chunk is transferred and stored with a single writing event.
As a Linux system administrator, you may sometimes want to run processes in the background to continue working in your command line terminal while the background process finishes its work. Linux systems allows for simultaneous process execution and ability to run programs in the foreground and background.
At some point, the time will come when a system administrator needs to disable user accounts on a Linux system. This can be achieved by Linux nologin technique. Some common reasons for disabling user accounts are due to some suspicious user activity, or perhaps due to a user’s work contract termination.
In this how to check hard drive power on hours in Linux you will see how you might prevent disaster, by knowing details about system’s storage device in terms of “power on” hours (runtime), number of read and writes, or bad blocks, to determine the overall hard drive’s health and ageing.