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Encrypt an External Disk on Linux

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Encrypting your data is pretty much a must anyone who is privacy or security conscious. I find it quite handy for not only protecting my data in use, but al...

Adjust Mount Options

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Mounting filesystems on Linux is simple, right? Just use mount(8), specify the recurring stuff in fstab(5), and everything’s peachy. For both better a...

Btrfs Snapshot Management With Snapper

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Manually taking snapshots with Btrfs is easy. Managing said snapshots is not. This is why several tools exist for the task. The most prominent are Btrbk, Sn...

Btrfs Layout

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One of the best features of Btrfs is the ability to produce snapshots of data instantaneously. Rollbacks take advantage of Btrfs to revert the system, or an...

Power Management on Linux With TLP

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TLP is a powerful power management utility for Linux. It helps conserve battery life on mobile Linux devices by taking advantage of various kernel features....

Why Choose Btrfs

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There are many compelling reasons to use a modern Copy-on-Write, CoW for short, filesystem. These include low-cost snapshots and incremental backups. If tha...

Btrfs Swapfile

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Swap space is a standard component of most operating systems. It’s effectively reserved disk space for accommodating a system when it needs more RAM t...