Chapter 17. Storage

Table of Contents
17.1. Synopsis
17.2. Adding Disks
17.3. Resizing and Growing Disks
17.4. USB Storage Devices
17.5. Creating and Using CD Media
17.6. Creating and Using DVD Media
17.7. Creating and Using Floppy Disks
17.8. Backup Basics
17.9. Memory Disks
17.10. File System Snapshots
17.11. Disk Quotas
17.12. Encrypting Disk Partitions
17.13. Encrypting Swap
17.14. Highly Available Storage (HAST)

17.1. Synopsis

This chapter covers the use of disks and storage media in FreeBSD. This includes SCSI and IDE disks, CD and DVD media, memory-backed disks, and USB storage devices.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

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

  • How to grow the size of a disk's partition on FreeBSD.

  • How to configure FreeBSD to use USB storage devices.

  • How to use CD and DVD media on a FreeBSD system.

  • How to use the backup programs available under FreeBSD.

  • How to set up memory disks.

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

  • How to use quotas to limit disk space usage.

  • How to encrypt disks and swap to secure them against attackers.

  • How to configure a highly available storage network.

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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