losetup-utils are three bash scripts that attempt to make the use of losetup a bit easier and faster. losetup can be fast, easy, and practical if you need to transport sensitive information over the Internet or in CD's, DVD's, or a pendrive. Also, if you want to store private data on your hard disk or in the cloud, an encrypted volume can be a convenient choice. The types of encryption can be any installed on the system.
Deduplicator is a simple and efficient data deduplicator that works by hard linking files that have the same content. It is ideal for reducing the size of backups. It can save and restore intermediate results, so you can run it in a few short intervals, and allows you to review changes before they are committed to disk.
FSter is a virtual filesystem implementation based on FUSE and exploiting Tracker's indexer to allow access to files according to the metadata with which they’re associated. Its behavior is highly customizable with XML configuration to describe in detail the desired hierarchy of files.
Moose File System (MooseFS / MFS) is a fault tolerant, network distributed file system. It spreads data over several physical servers, which are visible to the user as one resource. For standard file operations MooseFS mounted with FUSE acts like other Unix-alike file systems: it has a hierarchical structure; it stores POSIX file attributes; and it supports special files, symbolic links, and hard links. Access to the file system can be limited based on IP address and/or password. It offers high reliability, since several copies of the data can be stored across separate computers. Capacity is dynamically expandable by attaching new computers or disks. Deleted files are retained for a configurable period of time (with a file system level "trash bin"). MooseFS supports coherent snapshots of files, even while the file is being written or accessed.
fsprotect is a set of scripts that combine tmpfs and aufs to make existing filesystems immutable. After the filesystems are protected, everything that is written will be lost when the computer powers off. It is a great tool for testing and for public computers like those in schools, libraries, etc. It is also very easy to use. It is currently available only for Debian-based systems.
fswalker is an indexer and query tool for large filesystems. On large filesystems it is impossible to run tools such as du and obtain results in a reasonable time. fswalker crawls over a filesystem and populates a SQLite database containing information about each file. The fsq utility can then be used to query the database and obtain information much faster. It is intended that fswalk be run in a periodic manner so the sysadmin can monitor changes in the filesystem and produce reports.
Hgfs is a read-only filesystem interface to Mercurial repositories. The interface gives access to the commit message, manifest, and files of each revision, and to .tgz's of each revision (the .tgz's are generated as they are read). The filesystem is a front-end for the Mercurial library that comes with it. All code is written in Limbo, for Inferno.