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Storage Manager

The Storage Manager provides a clean way to separate app data from the underlying operating system. App data includes:

This feature allows you to store app data on dedicated internal or external storage:

  • Internal RAID system
  • External NAS
  • Cloud storage / Amazon S3
  • etc.


If your system does not have this app available, you can install it via the Marketplace.

You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:

System|Storage|Storage Manager


Part of the problem with Linux systems is the diverse and varied ways in which user data is stored on the system. Because of a long legacy with Unix/POSIX standards, code ends up being placed in varied locations across the file system. The Storage Manager maps these varied locations to one central store. The data can still be accessed via the legacy file location, but the actual data is stored in a different part of the file system.

ClearOS Storage Manager


The following is a list of common storage mappings.

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AppSource DirectoryComment
Users/homeHome directories
Web Proxy/var/spool/squidWeb proxy cache
MySQL Server/var/lib/mysqlMySQL databases
System Database/var/lib/system-mysqlSystem MySQL databases
content/en_us/6_storage_manager.txt · Last modified: 2015/08/11 18:02 by dloper