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storage_localtmp [2018/04/06 16:03]
ktm5j created
storage_localtmp [2020/09/01 17:55] (current)
pgh5a
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-====== Localtmp ======+==== /localtmp local disk storage ​====
  
-Most of our Linux servers/​desktops will have a partition mounted to ''​%%localtmp%%''​. ​ When we install Linux, most of the hard drive on a server or desktop will go to this partition.  It is meant to be local scratch disk space, available for all users, that will persist across Operating System upgrades/​re-installation. ​ If we need to "​reimage" ​a server, this partition will //not// be erased and anything stored on this partition will be in the same place after reimaging.+Most of our Linux servers/​desktops will have a filesystem ​''​%%/localtmp%%''​. ​ When we install Linux, most of the hard drive on a server or desktop will go to this filesystem.  It is meant to be local scratch disk space, available for all users, that will persist across Operating System upgrades/​re-installation. ​ If we need to upgrade the operating system on a server, this partition will //not// be erased and anything stored on this partition will be in the same place after the upgrade.
  
-**This data is not backed up**.  ​Anything that you delete ​from this partition ​can not be recovered.  ​Also bear in mind that every storage device will eventually fail, in the event of a hard drive failure we will **not** be able to recover ​data from this partition.+**Files in /localtmp are not backed up**.  ​Any file you delete can not be recovered.  ​Every storage device will eventually fail, and in the event of a hard drive failure we will **not** be able to recover ​files from this filesystem. 
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 +The advantage of using the /localtmp filesystem is that the disk is local to the server, and performance can typically be better in comparison to network filesystems.
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