How to Format USB Drives in Linux


USB formatting is done for several reasons, such as deleting data or changing the file system. In this tutorial you will learn three simple ways how to format a USB drive and features of the most used file systems.

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Ansible Playbook Dry Run: Run Playbook in “Check Mode”


This article explains how to do a dry run of an Ansible playbook by using the built-in check mode feature. Ansible is an Infrastructure as Code tool that allows you to use a single control node to monitor and manage remote servers. It allows you to…

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phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud Billing Models


This article talks about the available billing models for Bare Metal Cloud servers. Here, you will also learn how to view the usage reports, deploy a server from an existing reservation, and cancel the auto-renew option.

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How to Create a Table in Hive


Apache Hive is a data warehousing tool used to perform queries and analyze structured data in Apache Hadoop. Use this clear-cut tutorial to learn how to create tables in Hive.

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How to Upgrade From Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04


Upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) in a couple of simple steps. This guide shows you two different ways to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 system - through the graphical user interface or the command line.

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Introduction to the Linux File System


A file system is a set of processes that controls how, where and when data is stored and retrieved from a storage device. This article will help you understand development process of Linux file systems, main features of the ext4 system and alternate…

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How to Mount NTFS Partition in Linux


In Linux, an NTFS partition is accessed in dual-boot setups where file exchange between drives is required. This article provides a detailed explanation of the NTFS partition mounting process.

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How to Create a File in Ansible


Ansible allows you to quickly and easily use a single control node to manage a multiple remote servers. You can use Ansible to create files and folders on remote servers. This tutorial covers several ways to do that.

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How to Delete Partition in Linux


Creating and deleting partitions in Linux is common because users must structure storage devices (USB and hard drives) before using them. In this tutorial, you will learn how to delete a partition in Linux.

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How to Install and Configure Ansible on Windows


Ansible is a Linux-based app used for monitoring and managing remote severs. There are several ways you can make Ansible work on Windows 10. This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to three of them.

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