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Building a reliable NAS – Part 1

So I had been mulling over this idea for a while: building a NAS. “Why would I build one, if I could build a reliable one?” I thought soon after. And that’s how this post series...

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FreeNAS: the ultimate NAS operating system

If you’re an habitual reader of this blog you surely know I mostly speak about Linux, well this article is about FreeNAS which is not based on Linux. FreeNAS is an enterprise-grade operating system based on...

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Data Corruption what is it, strategies to avoid it

In front of a file damaged, even a system file, you may not be desperate. However, when it comes to personal photo, valuable data or work files, the reaction changes drastically. Let’s discover the world of...

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How to build a computer – Phase 3: operating system

This is the third article of a series: how to build a computer. In case you missed them here are the first article and the second article. In this last article: the installation of the operating...

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How to build a computer – Phase 2: Assembling

This is the second article of a series: how to build a computer. For the first post click here. In this article we’ll speak about putting the pieces together: assemble!

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How to build a computer – Phase 1: Planning

Building a computer is a fundamental skill of intermediate users: gamers, enthusiasts, amateurs, but also IT students and aspiring System Administrators. In this article you will find how to plan and build a computer as well...

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LVM: an introductory guide to logical volumes

Logical Volume Management is easily one of the most important and useful tools in storage administration. With LVM you can easily move “partitions” (volumes) around your physical disk, have snapshots, even mirroring or live migrations across...

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Disks, partitions and file systems: a complete guide

Storage is one of the fundamentals of the modern Information Technology. We use the word storage to describe persistent data storing, something that doesn’t disappear in case of a power shortage.