Chapter 19. Storage

Table of Contents
19.1. Synopsis
19.2. Device Names
19.3. Adding Disks
19.4. USB Storage Devices
19.5. Creating and Using CD Media
19.6. Creating and Using DVD Media
19.7. Creating and Using Floppy Disks
19.8. Creating and Using Data Tapes
19.9. Backup Strategies
19.10. Backup Basics
19.11. Network, Memory, and File-Backed File Systems
19.12. File System Snapshots
19.13. File System Quotas
19.14. Encrypting Disk Partitions
19.15. Encrypting Swap Space
19.16. Highly Available Storage (HAST)

19.1. Synopsis

This chapter covers the use of disks in FreeBSD. This includes memory-backed disks, network-attached disks, standard SCSI/IDE storage devices, and devices using the USB interface.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

  • The terminology FreeBSD uses to describe the organization of data on a physical disk.

  • How to add additional hard disks to a FreeBSD system.

  • How to configure FreeBSD to use USB storage devices.

  • How to set up virtual file systems, such as memory disks.

  • How to use quotas to limit disk space usage.

  • How to encrypt disks to secure them against attackers.

  • How to create and burn CDs and DVDs on FreeBSD.

  • How to use the backup programs available under FreeBSD.

  • What file system snapshots are and how to use them efficiently.

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