Chapter 9: Introduction to File Systems

Chapter 9: Introduction to File Systems

In this chapter, you will

  • Learn the structure of Solaris file systems

  • Learn to create new file systems

  • Learn to monitor disk space usage

  • Discover how to repair file systems using fsck

File systems are the main data persistence mechanism employed by Solaris. Typically, file systems are built on hard disk slices (or partitions) to store system and user data. In this chapter, the layout of Solaris file systems is examined, along with instructions for creating and repairing file systems.

Part I: Solaris 9 Operating Environment, Exam I