How to get MacOS to automatically (re-)mount network shares (SMB/NFS/AFP/…) when your network-attached storage (NAS) is available. Free and premium options.
Syncthing can deduplicate data before network transfers and even utilize on-disk storage deduplication on modern file systems on Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
An overview of which operating and file systems support sparse files, how to identify such files, program support, and sparse files versus file system compression.
What would case a file-cloning attempt using the copy command to return “invalid argument”? It can be hard to identify the underlying issue.
Six percentage of each music files you’ve bought from Apple Music (iTunes Store) contain, literally, nothing. Why is Apple padding their music with zero-bytes?
Exploring whether deduplicating file systems or other deduplication alternatives can be used to reduce the storage cost of duplicated media content.
You can clone files on modern copy-on-write file systems in a way that doesn’t require extra storage space. But how do you tell a file, link, and clones apart?
You can instantly clone files on many copy-on-write (CoW) file systems. But how do you do that in different operating and file systems?
A fretted PCIe M.2 connector between the mainboard and an M.2 SATA SSD drive caused intermittent and difficult-to-diagnose Windows 10 performance problems.
Cubbit promises peer-to-peer redundancy for your data hosted by its other customers. They product will also act as a datacenter operated from your home.
I finally worked out why files seemingly at random kept disappearing from my Syncthing-synchronized directories.
I got a faster disk and investigate alternate file systems to fix a disk I/O performance bottlenecked. The difference between BtrFS and Ext4 were unexpected.
IPFS is a globally deduplicated file system. However, hosted pinning services bill you for the original file size rather than deduplicated size.
Here is how to structure WordPress’ upload directory for scale. Sticking thousands of image files in one directory can cause performance problems.
You can resize the EFI partition size from within the Windows Setup program. However, it requires a quick detour to the Command Prompt. Here’s how.
Learn how to find the right EFI system partition size and what issues you may run into if you make the EFI partition too small.
A look at Microsoft’s next-generation Resilient File System (ReFS) in Windows 10. Here’s what worked, and what didn’t.
I tested multiple eSATA port-multipliers in Windows 10, but all of them refused to show more than one connected disk at a time. Windows eSATA drivers are subpar.
Learn the consequences of running out of inode file system descriptors on your Linux system. Here’s what to do when it happens.