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How to set up automatic filesystem checks and repair on Linux

Mar 18, 2014, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xmodulo)

One of the most important tasks in Linux administration is to check the integrity of the filesystem. The Linux filesystem can be damaged under various circumstances, e.g., system crash, power loss, disconnected disk, accidentally overwritten i-node, etc. Thus it is a good idea to check the integrity of the filesystem regularly to minimize the risk of filesystem corruption. When it comes to checking and repairing Linux filesystem, fsck is a useful tool. In this tutorial, I am going to describe how to set up automatic filesystem checks with fsck tool.

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