9 Tools to Monitor Linux Disk Partitions and Usage in Linux

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Aaron Kili

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3 Responses

  1. Iulian Murgulet says:

    Your commands example is OK, but sometime, you have some bad luck. And something is wrong with your system. Block-id, uuid are very hard to identify, if I have several hdd/ssd/whatever.

    It could be very difficult to see that /dev/sdX or uuid, is located on xxx device, if I have 2 or more identical hdd/ssd. More simple is to use anywhere (fstab, as a example) /dev/disk/by-id/*.

    In this case you will get even the serial-number that is printed to the (any) hdd/ssd label. Try for example this:

    ls -l /dev/disk/by-id
    

    and you will understand what I am try to say! And you can use fdisk(whatever) /dev/disk/by-id/yyyyy

    Less errors and less mistakes (I make a new gpt table on the wrong disk …)

    Have a nice day, with BY-ID :)

  2. Jan Hladík says:

    I am not sure, that frisk supports GPT, I think that for GPT is gdisk

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Jan

      According to the fdisk man page – “fdisk is a dialog-driven program for creation and manipulation of partition tables. It understands GPT, MBR, Sun, SGI and BSD partition tables.” Though i have not extensively tested it on GPT disks, so you might practically be correct.

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