In this chapter, you became familiar with some of the most important file system management tasks. First, you learned how to mount devices and how to automate the mounting of devices by using the configuration file /etc/fstab. Then you read how to use the fsck command to check the consistency of file systems on your server. After that, you learned how to create links to make your file system more flexible. Next, I discussed some options that can help you make backups of your server. You learned how to use the tar command for that purpose, and you saw how you can use some other utilities such as dd and rsync. At the end of this chapter, you read how you can use crond to make sure your backup is scheduled to be executed at regular intervals.
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