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Manage Storage Like a Pro with LVM

Disk storage space is always at a premium. No matter how much space one has, it always seems to shrink. In this article, the author suggests a solution to this problem with the…

Restore Partitions Over the Network Using Clonezilla

Clonezilla is back-up and restore software that is a powerful alternative to Symantec’s famous, yet expensive, commercial software Norton Ghost. Do you often format your partition and reinstall Windows along with other software…

CodeSport

Over the next few columns, we will continue our discussion on data storage systems and look at how they are evolving to cater to the world of data-centric computing. Last month, we had…

It's all coming back!

Recover Deleted Files in Linux

Have you accidentally deleted an important file because you have the habit of using Shift+Del instead of only Del? Well, don’t panic. I had this very problem some time ago, and found some…

So much to backup

Demystifying Backups

Backups are a crucial part of our digital lives, yet they don’t always get the love they deserve. Keeping backups is sometimes confusing, thanks partly to the jargon — should I have “differential”…

Play With Your Hard Disk Partitions

This article explains some free and open source tools like GParted, g4u and partimage, which are used for partitioning, disk cloning, partition backup/restore, etc.

Distromania: A Multi-booting Template

With so many Linux distributions around, each with its own flavour, it would be a waste not to sample them from time to time. Here is a simple multi-boot template for your PC for an arbitrary number of distributions controlled by two levels of boot menus.

Improve Multi-OS Computer Performance through Cross Swapping

Computers with more than one hard disk and more than one operating system (OS) can be set up to provide better performance than what OS installations generally default to. This technique, called cross swapping by the author, is described using a dual-boot scenario of Linux and Microsoft Windows.

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