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How to use the sleep command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

Published on 17th September, 2021, 10:00 AM

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the sleep command. The sleep command introduces a pause on the command line or in a script.

IBM ships high-density tape drives based on lastest spec

Published on 14th September, 2021, 10:39 PM

IBM announced the general availability of the industry’s first magnetic tapes and drives based on the LTO-9 Ultrium specification for massive data capacity and resilience.

The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 9 spec features a 50% improvement in capacity over LTO-8, which translates to 18TB native capacity, or 45TB after data is compressed. Fujifilm and Sony announced media last month, but IBM is the first with a drive.

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Managing and monitoring swap space on Linux

Published on 14th September, 2021, 11:00 AM

Most of us don't often think about swap space unless we run into a problem on our systems that suggests we don't have enough. Even so, viewing and gauging the adequacy of swap space on a system is not overly complicated, and knowing what's normal for your system can help you spot when something is wrong. So let's check out some commands that can help you look into your swap space. But first, let's review some fundamentals.

What swap space is and how it's used

Swap space is disk space that acts something like an extension of memory. It gets used when the system's physical memory (RAM) is full and the system needs more memory resources. It's called "swap" because the system will move some inactive pages in memory into the swap space so that it can accommodate more data in RAM. In other words, it provides a way to free up RAM on a busy system.

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