This section includes various resources that can be used to learn more about storage technologies and the Red Hat Linux-specific subject matter discussed in this chapter.
The following resources are installed in the course of a typical Red Hat Linux installation, and can help you learn more about the subject matter discussed in this chapter.
exports(5) man page — NFS configuration file format.
fstab(5) man page — File system information configuration file format.
swapoff(8) man page — Disable swap partitions.
df(1) man page — Report disk space usage on mounted file systems.
fdisk(8) man page — Partition table maintenance utility program.
mkfs(8), mke2fs(8) man pages — File system creation utility programs.
badblocks(8) man page — Test a device for bad blocks.
quotacheck(8) man page — Check disk block and inode usage for users and groups and optionally create disk quota files.
edquota(8) man page — Disk quota maintenance utility program.
repquota(8) man page — Disk quota reporting utility program.
raidtab(5) man page — Software RAID configuration file format.
mkraid(8) man page — Software RAID array creation utility program.
The following books discuss various issues related to storage and are good resources for Red Hat Linux system administrators.
The Red Hat Linux Installation Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Contains instructions on partitioning hard drives during the Red Hat Linux installation process as well as an overview of disk partitions.
The Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Provides an introductory view into the management of files and directories and using removable mass storage devices.
The Red Hat Linux Reference Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Contains detailed information on the directory structure used in Red Hat Linux and an overview of NFS.
The Red Hat Linux Customization Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — Includes chapters on file systems, RAID, partitioning, disk quotas, NFS, and Samba.
Linux System Administration: A User's Guide by Marcel Gagne; Addison Wesley Professional — Contains information on user and group permissions, file systems and disk quota, NFS and Samba.
Linux Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning by Jason R. Fink and Matthew D. Sherer; Sams — Contains information on disk, RAID, and NFS performance.
Linux Administration Handbook by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, and Trent R. Hein; Prentice Hall — Contains information on file systems, handling disk drives, NFS, and Samba.