Category: System Adminstration

Do you really need home partition on your Linux?

Some people suggest that the swap partition is no longer required. However disk space is cheap and so it does no harm to create one even if you never use it.

In this article I am going to be looking at the home partition. The main reason for having a home partition is to separate your user files and configuration files from the operating system files. By separating your operating system files from your user files you are able to upgrade your operating system without fear of losing your photos, music and videos.

Linux tips every geek must know

What separates average Linux users from the super-geeks? Simple: years spent learning the kinds of hacks, tricks, tips and techniques that turn long jobs into a moment’s work. If you want to get up to speed without having to put in all that leg-work, we’ve rounded up over 50 easy-to-learn Linux tips to help you work smarter and get the most from your computer. Enjoy!

Dual-primary DRBD on a Cluster File System using OCFS2 with Encrypted Disk using LUKS

When shared storage is available, every node can potentially be used for failover. Pacemaker can even run multiple copies of services to spread out the workload. In this guide, I’ll be using two Ubuntu-14 instances on Amazon Web Services using free tier account with separate public and private networks and allotted 2 disks on each host, 1 for the system and 1 for our storage. The instances are called node01 and node02 to make things easier to follow.