A comprehensive look at the principles, functionality, and implementations of UNIX and Linux(r) filesystemsEvery aspect of a network-storage, file transfers, backup-depends on the filesystem for structure, functionality, and integrity. Surprisingly, UNIX-the operating system of choice for mission-critical networks-has historically had little documentation on its filesystem structures. Written by Steve Pate, a sen-ior member of the VERITAS Filesystems Group, this book sheds light on the inner workings of UNIX filesystems and gives you the know-how to fine-tune your UNIX filesystems for optimal performance. Pate also provides a complete implementation of the System V filesystem on Linux, as well as instructions on how to build, install, and analyze it.In addition to the author's comprehensive and practical coverage of all aspects of filesystems, this book:Covers the commands and implementations of all major versions of UNIX and Linux filesystemsIncludes case studies of three real-world implementations of the VERITAS Filesystem (VxFS), the Unix File System (UFS), and the Linux-based ext2 and ext3 filesystemsDescribes backup techniques, archiving tools, and frozen image techniques used to create stable backupsDetails how to build distributed and clustered filesystems using Storage Area NetworksWiley Technology Publishing has teamed with VERITAS Software Corporation to deliver a series of books for the enterprise storage management community. These titles will provide system and network administrators, server application developers, and storage engineers with in-depth, hands-on information on how to build scalable, quick, and highly availablestorage area networks. Key books in the series, including this one, are designed to help CIOs make the decisions as to when and how to embark on investing in new technology.The companion Web site includes all of the code for the databases included in this book.
Covers all versions of UNIX, as well as Linux, operating systems that are used by the majority of Fortune 1000 companies for their mission-critical data Offers more detail than other books on the file input/output aspects of UNIX programming Describes implementation of UNIX filesystems over a thirty year period Demonstrates VERITAS and other filesystem examples
STEVE D. PATE is a senior manager and long time contributor to the VERITAS Filesystems Group. For the last fifteen years, he has been involved in the design and development of operating systems for numerous versions of UNIX and microkernel based implementations of UNIX.
- ISBN 0471164836
- ISBN-13 9780471164838
- Title Unix Filesystems: Evolution, Design, and Implementation
- Author Steve D. Pate
- Format Paperback
- Year 2003
- Pages 443
- Edition 1st
- Publisher John Wiley & Sons
- Dimensions7.4 in. x 1.1 in. x 9.2 in.