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How to create two partitions with same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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3answers
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Moving partitions to the root partition

I am currently stuck with a restrictive partitioning scheme that makes my partitions fill up. It looks like this: /dev/sda7 870G 315G 511G 39% / /dev/sda6 2.0G 271M 1.6G ...
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2answers
659 views

Increase/refresh the size of the FreeBSD's main partition

I am using VirtualBox and have my FreeBSD mounted on a virtual drive, which recently ran out of space (10 GB) so I have increased the Virtual Drive size up to the 15 GB - started my FreeBSD and its ...
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2answers
293 views

Is it safe to place write-intensive partitions on an SSD (in an SSD+HDD system)?

I'm setting up a (sort of) powerful workstation for SW development work on Linux. It's a Xeon system with multiple cores, 32GB memory, a large HDD and a 120 GB SSD (Samsung MZ7WD120HAFV a.k.a. ...
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2answers
174 views

Partition keeps filling up, don't know why

My partition /dev/sda1 keeps filling up. Besides the "/" directory, I cannot tell what directories are even on this partition in order to search for files to delete. I was able to get it down to 97% ...
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1answer
527 views

Resize/extend partition size CentOS

Im tasked to resize a partition on a remote server. I've read up on it and understand that i'll need unmount and use resize2fs /dev/sdato expand the partition size. Can someone please help me unmount ...
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140 views

Are disk partition labels or UUIDS stored in the partition area itself or in some other area of the hard disk? [duplicate]

Are disk partition labels or UUIDS stored in the partition area itself or in some other area of the hard disk? e.g If the dd command is used is used to copy the raw partition image from one partition ...
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0answers
281 views

Cannot initialize disk in PowerShell : Initialize-Disk throws “The disk has already been initialized”

I'm trying to change the flash drive's partition style to GPT using PowerShell, but the cmdlet throws "The disk has already been initialized" (even though I've cleaned the drive): PS ...
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4answers
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Re-sizing disk partition linux/vm

I VM Player running a linux guest and I was wanting to know how do I expand the disk? In the VM player I gave more disk space but I am not sure how to mount/expand/connect the new disk space to the ...
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2answers
69 views

Formatting a new disk partition

I just added a new raid1 volume to my Windows 2008 server. The raid sync has just completed so I want to format it. I got this message: That disk will be used just for storage, no need to boot ...
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1answer
155 views

Merge Unallocated Space BEFORE partition (W2K8R2)

My Windows Server 2008 R2 Disk Management looks as follows: 100 GB 100GB [Unallocated][(C:\)] X Y I accidentally installed Windows into the second partition (Y) ...
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1answer
48 views

Does soft link affects xml parsing and database process

I have a php code that does an xml parsing and inserts data into the mysql database. The code can process one xml file in an average of 18 minutes. Since I will be having lots of xml files and ...
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1answer
466 views

Mount a partition to two mount points

I have a partition called sda4. And I want to store the mysql data and xml files on that partition because the partition which mysql and domain are installed has little space. So I'm planning to ...
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1answer
1k views

resize root partition without using live cd and lvm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do partitions needed to be unmounted when resizing a partition? I want to know if it is possible to resize an existing root partition without using live cd. The server ...
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1answer
3k views

Server 2012 Core (no GUI) - How to manage disks?

I am working on Server 2012 which doesn't have a GUI. For now, I have two hard disks. My first one is already formatted and I see it as C: Now, I'd like to format my second hard drive and create a D: ...
3
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2answers
134 views

LOCK/Password Protect home partition

I have access to a server with SSH and for some reason I want to LOCK/Password protect or encrypt the home partition. Its very important for me to do it in the best possible way, I don't want anyone ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Rebalance CentOS / RHEL Ext4 LVM assignment

Our corporate standard is CentOS (which seems to prefer LVM), and I come from primarily a non-LVM background, so I'm treading new ground with this issue. I inherited an older machine as a log-server ...
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1answer
387 views

Creating a new Partition on Centos Linux

I installed a Centos and partitioned it as: /root - 100MB / - rest of the disk. I need to have a /log partition. is it possible to do it after the Linux was already installed? Thanks!! Dotan.
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1answer
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In Linux, why isn't superuser root's folder under /home?

You can create a user that has privileges like root, and it's home directory will fall under /home/username. Why does root get its own folder at the top level of the file system? Is this just ...
3
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1answer
560 views

Is it possible to repartition a running Debian system without losing data

We need to resize the partition that is mounted to /var on a running machine. The only way to access it is via SSH, so live CD is not an option for us. Can we repartition the file system without ...
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1answer
373 views

Convert Logical Partition to Primary

I have a very simple, yes or no question, hopefully. I have a logical partition inside of an extended partition, along with some free space in the extended partition. On server 2008 r2 if I drop the ...
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1answer
8k views

What's the difference between system, dynamic, primary partition?

I am trying to install Windows Server 2008. In the disk partition step, I saw my disk partitions are recognized by the installation program as : Physical Disk 1: 100M system partition 80G dynamic ...
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5answers
554 views

RedHat Linux LVM — determine free space

here's my brain teaser: Got myself a server connected to a SAN. We would like to install Netbackup on it (to back up this and one other server). I would like to create a new partition within an ...
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2answers
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How do I determine proper alignment of a Windows servers' disk

I have the wimic and fsutil output from a SQL server. How do I determine proper alignment? I'm having trouble putting this into context. I have a decent understanding of disks, how can I understand ...
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1answer
69 views

Does shrinking making space available to partitions everywhere?

In Disk Management for Windows 2008, I have an extended partition that looks like this: |----X:\ Drive----||----Y:\ Drive----||-------Z:\ Drive-------| I am running out of space for the Y: drive. I ...
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1answer
666 views

Hard-Disk Performance: Two Partitions (Raid) vs One Large Partition (Raid) for VMs?

I have a dedicated machine (host) that will host two guests (Virtual Machines via KVM). What is better in regard to IO Performance: Sorry, important update, by RAID I mean RAID-1 (and I will not ...
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1answer
240 views

how to install windows on a logical partition created by ubuntu

when i try to install windows xp on /dev/sda5 windows tell me that it can not write on /dev/sda1 how can i install windows xp on /dev/sda5? with out messing up some thing or is it not possible to ...
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6answers
980 views

So what do we use instead of PartitionMagic now that Symantec's killed it? [closed]

Apparently, since the last time I had to do a lot of playing with partitions and images, Symantec acquired, neglected, and killed off PartitionMagic. (Yeah, it's been a while.) What, then, are we ...
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4answers
321 views

Data Recovery Software (Formatted Hard Drive)

Well... I'd really appreciate your help on this one. It's like this: someone decided to reinstall Windows on his PC, but did not make any backups, and there are a lot of things (well... photos, ...
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2answers
385 views

Recover from power outage during ntfsresize?

After upgrading disks on our local server, I was using the "Parted Magic" boot disk along with gparted to move & resize an NTFS partition. I believe it uses the 'ntfsresize' tool internally. ...
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4answers
568 views

Primary vs extended partitions on Linux

Is there any performance difference on high-disk usage scenarios, between primary and extended disk partitions? Thanks.
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2answers
367 views

Windows 2003 Dynamic Disk error

I was trying to ghost a partition on a Windows 2003 server, using Ghost 2003. Unfortunately things went horribly wrong, and now I can't boot back into my system. As you can see, Ghost creates a wee ...
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3answers
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Linux: “Found duplicate PV XXXXYYYYY: user /dev/sdb1 not /dev/sda1”

I'm trying to resize my virtual hard disk, so I've cloned it, and right now I have two disks in my virtual machine. I'm trying now to boot off the old virtual disk and then resize the new hard disk's ...
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7answers
905 views

Maximum paritions on single harddisk?

How many maximum partitions can we create on a single drive? I remember getting error once when I had created somewhere around 16 partitions on same disk. Why put this limit? What is the problem with ...
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6answers
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Create image of Windows partition on Linux

I'd like to create an image of my Windows partition (so a can restore it later) and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any utilities that are capable of this? Either command line or GUI (pref. ...
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8answers
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Optimal UNIX File System Partition + Setup Strategy

When partitioning a new system disk(s) for UNIX, what is your prefered strategy for both desktop and/or servers? Please include disk partition layout, file system format(s) and options, mount points, ...