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What to do when your Linux file system shows its full, but really isn’t

I ran across an uncommon scenario whereby a file system on a Linux server was showing it was nearly full, but I could only account for about half of the space usage. After some research, it was determined that a stray process had a lock in place on files that were previously deleted. Since this lock was in place, the file system would not show the space as available.

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Top 5 tools every Linux server should have

We operate a LOT of servers. Over the years we’ve been forced to troubleshoot and interact with many different facets of systems. In the course of doing so, we’ve established a list of common tools we employ to make our […]

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HOWTO: Use lshw to get more information about your hardware

How to use lshw to query your system’s hardware specifications. Continue reading

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