This chapter covers the use of disks in FreeBSD. This includes memory-backed disks, network-attached disks, and standard SCSI/IDE storage devices.
After reading this chapter, you will know:
The terminology FreeBSD uses to describe the organization of data on a physical disk (partitions and slices).
How to mount and unmount filesystems.
How to add additional hard disks to your system.
How to setup virtual filesystems, such as memory disks.
How to use quotas to limit disk space usage.
How to create and burn CDs and DVDs on FreeBSD.
The various storage media options for backups.
How to use backup programs available under FreeBSD.
How to backup to floppy disks.
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