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Server 2008 R2 Disk Managment Shows D:\ as 2 separate partitions

Original config of Poweredge T110 was a 250GB SATA. This was 40GB C:\ and rest D:. It only has 9% free, so, I decided to just put a 2TB drive in, and make it D:\ instead. So I extended my drive ...
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Why are there only four primary partitions on an MBR disk?

I'm reading the docs over at CentOS.org. In section 25.1.2. Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many, there is the following statement: The partition table is divided into four sections or four ...
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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Should I really leave some space unused with LVM partition?

I am migrating to a new server where I'm going to use LVM partitioning on a RAID 1 array (2 hard drives). I have read some tutorials which advise to leave some space unused so that I can expand the ...
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Format and partition device-mapper in LVM

I have a disk on a server: /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 that is about 5TB. I would like to format and partition it to make 2 500GB mount points. It doesn't even have to be in LVM. How can I take this ...
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HP DL320e Gen8, 3TB drives, Windows Server 2012 R2 - HDD full capacity alocation difficulties during installation

One interesting task to do but not so easy as i thought. The server is HP DL320e gen8, The main difficulty is with partitioning the RAID1 (2x3TB HDDs) during the installation on 2 partitions (System ...
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Shrinking Linux Partition and VM's

I have a Centos 6.2 x86_64 Virtual machine running on an EXSi 5.1 Server. It currently use 320GB of space which is way too much space and need to be shrunk to about 80GB. What I need to do is reduce ...
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Best Linux Partitioning for Multiple Resizeable HDD

My ISP has a machine with 6 HDDs (3TB+3TB+3TB+2TB+2TB+1TB) which we want to turn into a FTP/Download server for local users. I am planning to install CentOS 6.5 on one 2TB, rest of all space shall ...
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Repair corrupt GPT partition on graid mini disk

I'm trying to repair a GPT corrupt partition table on a graid mini 1TB external hard drive. Here is the report from gdisk: root@philippe-desktop:/home/philippe/thomasdisk# gdisk /dev/sdb GPT fdisk ...
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resize partition via ssh in centos 6 64bit

I need to resize the drive partition on a production server running Centos 6.4 64bit If necessary, I'll temporarily move my sites to a VPS. If this change can be done without this, that would be ...
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OEL fresh install while keeping old LogVols

I've been asked to install OEL 5.x on a server and setup a disk with a few directories (there's only one disk in the server). So I have an OEL 5.x server wtih multiple log volumes in a volume group: ...
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Ubuntu server - Installation to second harddisk - LVM

I have VPS with crashed filesystem ( missing /etc direcotry after fsck ) and 2 virtual block devices: /dev/vda and /dev/vdb Partitions on /dev/vda: 1# /boot 5# LVM root swap Partitions on ...
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Recommended solution to join partitions (disks) into single partition [closed]

I have 4 hard disks (1 Tb each) on server. It's debian wheezy, amd64. Disks 2,3 and 4 are not partitioned yet. I have to join them into single partition, it must be single filesystem/mountpoint for ...
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Powershell script to retrieve the same kind of info reported by DMDIAG for dynamic disks

This article about windows partition alignment explains that checking the alignment offset of dynamic disks can be done with the DMDIAG tool to get the "relative sectors" property. With dynamic ...
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Shrink a mounted LVM partition

I fear I already know the answer to this question, but here goes. I need to carve out a new partition on a running system. /var/ is mounted from an LVM volume (hdd1_vg-var) and has only 3% used disk ...
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Determine filesystem type without partition table

I have an old 16GB SCSI hard drive with some important files I'd like to backup. The problem is cfdisk doesn't recognize the hard drive, it says the partition table is zero. Another problem is, I ...
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CentOS partition reporting out of space

I have CentOS server with 7 partitions and 2 of them are LVM partitions one is divided as 2 LVM partitions. While working with the production software the disk suddenly gets full in a folder that is ...
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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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how to partition with Windows disk management tool? [closed]

There is 100 GB in my C:/drive,i want to split it into several disks to make my PC works more smoothly .It is said that Windows has its own disk management tool. but i heard it's complex and limited ...
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Why Wmi info for disk size is wrong?

i am expecting a very curious problem. In a script collecting disk infos on a list of W2008 servers, i realize that, for some servers, the Wmi info for the disk size is wrong. My Powershell command: ...
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partitioning a 2x larger disk to house zfs migration

so there are numerous sites taking about using vdevs made from disk partitions like this in order to reorder vdevs of different sizes. however, i have the following physical disks: Disk /dev/sda: ...
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How can I create a swap partion on Amazon EC2 with ephemeral storage?

This is the output of df -k: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 10317860 7059008 2734732 73% / none 847584 0 ...
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Why /dev/disk/by-id/ change after a suddenly server power-off?

I'm management a server that in /etc/fstab have references to some partitions using /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN. The server suddenly power-off and DISK_ID part of /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN ...
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How to move System Reserved Flag to another partition? [closed]

I have a Dell PE R310 that came with Windows 2008 R2 with a 2 GB FAT32 partition that I want to delete. But I can't because, because it currently has the "System" flag set. How do I move it to the ...
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Apache Disk space full

I am using centos linux server, Apache uses 100% disk space. Out of 10GB, cpanel is using 8GB space. Can anyone guide me what are all the files we can remove from the server to provide some space on ...
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Windows 2012 installation, couldn't create partition or locate existing

I've seen this error all over the place for 2012 and 8 Windows' versions. I have tried multiple methods of getting around this issue to no avail. Some methods I tried: Disk part from command prompt, ...
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PowerShell doesn't like the -AssignDriveLetter option of the New-Partition cmdlet

I'm trying to create a partition on the USB flash drive using the New-Partition cmdlet. But when I use the -AssignDriveLetter option I get "New-Partition : Invalid Parameter" even though this option ...
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Cannot create partition on disk using PowerShell: “New-Partition : Not enough available capacity”

I'm trying to create two partition on the USB flash drive. The first small 350Mb partition is created fine, but the second throws "New-Partition : Not enough available capacity" even though there is a ...
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Are there any significant differences between raid volume and partitions?

I have an option to create a single raid volume and partition it in the OS, or create multiple raid volumes (one for each partition)? What are the performance or access time differences between two? ...
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Volume group not created

I have a Professional XXL with 2x 1TB HDDs (1TB RAID) server from velia.net and i want to create a volume group in it but when first i create pv it's showing. [root@xen17 ~]# pvcreate ...
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“rm: can not remove xxx: No Space left on device” on BTRFS

Running OpenSuse 12.2. Suddenly the root parition seems to be full (99%) but I can no longer remove files manually. "rm: can not remove xxx: No Space left on device" although 450mb are still free ...
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Ubuntu: How to find unallocated partition/free space?

I've a legacy dedicated server with Ubuntu onboard (console mode only). Based on docs (prices etc.) I see that server must have 250+ GB, but I see significantly less: $ df -h Filesystem ...
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How can I get MDT 2012 Update 1/SCCM 2012 SP1 to NOT apply my OS to D: when using USMT?

I have a UDI deployment task sequence setup with MDT 2012 UPdate 1 and SCCM 2012 SP1, and when I try to deploy Windows 7 to a machine with an OS already on it, WinPE assigns the System Reserved ...
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Server with RAID10 basic partition management

First of all i must say that i'm totally noob to server management. I've rented a server with 8x3TB HDs and RAID10 installed. In the Disk Management section (I use windows server) i see two ...
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Disaster recovery for RAID and mdadm

I´m having a software raid 5 with 5 2TB members. After partitioning with gparted, my RAID doesn´t work any more... How can I check the consisty of each member? What would be my options, if the ...
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Resize LVM partition DomU Windows

I have a xen DomU running with Windows Server 2003 on a lvm partition has 10GB but i need more. if a Linux partition, I would do: # umount # lvextend -L +10G /dev/<VG>/<LV> # resize2fs ...
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Is it possible to convert a basic disk to dynamic disk without losing data in Server 2008?

I am not able to extend partition in windows server 2008. We have two different partitions which we want to join and make one partition. I came to know that basic disks have limitation of 2 TB each ...
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Can LVM and Traditional Partitions Coexist?

Can you set up a machine in which different drives are formatted as either LVM volumes or as traditional partitions and mix and match the two? For e.g. have the LVM volume mounted as / and /home and ...
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Create new partition on live production CentOS server [closed]

I have a production server that is running on CentOS. I'd like to create a partition on the server without having to reinstall everything. I have CLI and VNC access to the remote server. Is there ...
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extend size of partition

I am asking for help on how to properly extend the size of partition Here is my situation. Running fdisk -l, give this result root@ ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 ...
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Is there a tool that can take partition table information and partition another based on it?

Is there a tool that can read the partitioning information of a disk and partition another disk based on that information? I don't know whether parted for instance can partition a disk based on a ...
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disk showing busy

Want to create LV Group but when i unmount /dev/sda5 this showing [root@xen01 ~]# umount /dev/sda5 umount: /: device is busy umount: /: device is busy This means disk /dev/sda5 is ...
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How to shrink Linux partition (sda2, type is Linux LVM)

I have sda disk with 2 partitions. The second partition sda2(which is LVM) is 1.4TB in size and want to shrink to 50GB. I reduced Logical volume to 50GB but when I run vgdisplay it shows Free PE / ...
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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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How to resize /dev/md1

I notice today that my /dev/md1/ is almost full: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 10G 8.7G 798M 92% / tmpfs 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% ...
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Resize base XenServer 6.0 partition

I've extended my hardware RAID device on LSI MegaRAID controller by adding disks to the array. While making Linux notice the block device size change was not straight forward, I've found that one can ...
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Boot CD for partitioning hard drives? [closed]

I am in an odd situation where Backup Exec system recovery won't talk to a new disk because it doesn't like the MBR or partition table. The built in system recovery partition tools are insufficient. ...
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Setting up a Pagefile and Partition in Server 2008

I am setting up 18 new machines for our company, and I have instructions from my new boss on setting up a Pagefile and Partition. I have looked at their existing machines to base the new setups off ...
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How to extend a partition in Windows 2000 Server

I have a Windows 2000 Server set up with RAID 5. I initially defined 2 136 GB logical disks 0 and 1. I have a small utility partition on disk 0 along with the C drive. I wish to extend the C drive ...
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Increase the size of sda1 on Debian 6 Linux

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 10G 1.1G 8.4G 11% / tmpfs 983M 0 983M 0% /lib/init/rw udev 10M 140K 9.9M ...