Chapter 18 Storage Management

Table of Contents

18.1 About Disk Partitions
18.1.1 Managing Partition Tables Using fdisk
18.1.2 Managing Partition Tables Using parted
18.1.3 Mapping Partition Tables to Devices
18.2 About Swap Space
18.2.1 Viewing Swap Space Usage
18.2.2 Creating and Using a Swap File
18.2.3 Creating and Using a Swap Partition
18.2.4 Removing a Swap File or Swap Partition
18.3 About Logical Volume Manager
18.3.1 Initializing and Managing Physical Volumes
18.3.2 Creating and Managing Volume Groups
18.3.3 Creating and Managing Logical Volumes
18.4 About Software RAID
18.4.1 Creating Software RAID Devices
18.5 Creating Encrypted Block Devices
18.6 SSD Configuration Recommendations for btrfs, ext4, and swap
18.7 About iSCSI Storage
18.7.1 Configuring an iSCSI Target
18.7.2 Configuring an iSCSI Initiator
18.7.3 Updating the Discovery Database
18.8 About Device Multipathing
18.8.1 Configuring Multipathing

This chapter describes how to configure and manage disk partitions, swap space, logical volumes, software RAID, block device encryption, iSCSI storage, and multipathing.