Disk storage is generally the permanent data storage of a server.

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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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How do I determine the number of seeks performed on Linux?

I have two programs that write to my servers disk. One I wrote, it does linear writes, it's writing data quickly. Another I'm benchmarking, it's writing data at a 3rd of the speed. It doesn't do much ...
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How do I know if my disks are being hit with too many I/O reads or writes or both?

I know a bit about disk I/O and bottlenecks relating to this especially when relating to databases. How do I really know what the max I/O numbers will be for my disks? What metric might be available ...
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HD will go into readonly mode

I'm running into a problem with some disks on an Ubuntu system. They keep going into readonly mode. We have systems running in 5 different ski resorts and this problem has now occurred in 3 of them. ...
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Measuring disk usage

What is the fairest unit to determine the disk usage (except the total storage usage e.g. in GB)? IOPS? Bytes read / write? Bytes transferred over network (would be equal to Bytes r/w)? Other? And ...
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Safely resizing partitions in CentOS 6

I have deployed two VMs on VMware with CentOS 6.3 Net Install. It has automatically created some partitions. It has created two major partition for root and home. root partition has size of 50GB and ...
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Disk Activity Alert Windows SBS 2003 on Dell PowerEdge 830 with Raid

Background: I have a Dell PowerEdge 830 Server running Windows SB Server 2003. It has 4gbs of RAM and a ATA CERC SATA 6CH controller with 3 160gb drives in a Raid 5 configuration. The Problem I am ...
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Disk read error after converting basic disk to dynamic disk?

I have a bit of an odd setup. Basically, originally in the server was an older lone 160G harddrive. We've decided to upgrade it to a RAID-1 mirrored 2 disk setup against two new 500G harddrives. It'd ...
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Shrink a Windows VM in XenServer

I faced a problem. I deployed a VM by size of 500GB on Citrix XenServer and now I want to shrink it, because I don't have enough space for snapshots. Now I want to perform an export/import to do this. ...
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Linux - KVM - very slow disk io

The I/O performance of my new server is pretty low. I Googled and tried everything I can imagine. First of all, here are the Hardware Components: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6344 4x Seagate ...
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How to correctly move application data to an attached disk on an Azure Linux VM

I have a Linux VM on Azure that originally came with a 30G OS disk. As I had an application that had accumulated a lot of data, I attached a new disk through the Azure Dashboard and here is how it ...
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Why is file rewrite slower?

on Linux, using various benchmark tools (bonnie++, iozone, etc) on ext4 (but i guess it's the same on other FS), rewrite is always slower than write to new files. For example, using bonnie++, with ...
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Are these disk errors cause for concern?

Every day I get an email from the logwatch program on our company web server. The server is running CentOS 6 and uses Apache, MySQL and PHP to serve web pages. It is a dedicated piece of hardware (not ...
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RAID1 Disk blocks don't match but no errors

So I have couple of disks configured with RAID1. The device is: md2 : active raid1 sda5[0] sdb3[1] 274324348 blocks super 1.1 [2/2] [UU] bitmap: 1/1 pages [64KB], 65536KB chunk Though when I ...
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MySQL Corrupt Table - No Space left - Index File too big

I noticed that one of my servers was running out of disk space, due to heavy MySQL usage. I stopped everything using the database, freed up some space and restarted mysqld. Now, I checked my table ...
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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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Short write and read speed disk benchmarking

We're using cloud hosting for some of our backend servers and we noticed that performance on the disks (which as confirmed by the provider are shared with other customers) vary depending on the ...
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Random hard drive activity on server 2008 r2

I have Windows Server R2 setup, just as a simple webserver, although it has not gone live yet and is not connected to the network. I notice quite often some random hard disk activity, that will make ...
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Xen kernel can't see 2 disks of 6 of 1TB, does it have a limitation?

Linux gentoo-xen 2.6.18-xen-r12 #3 SMP Tue Oct 5 09:28:53 PDT 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5506 @ 2.13GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux I have 6 disks of 1 TB and i can't see all of them only 4, can ...
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Solaris kstat sdX disk nread counter value decreasing

I get strange disk io nread (bytes read) counter values (from kstat) on Solaris. Example of collected nread value for sd6 disk collected in 30s interval (command kstat -n sd6): 768579416 768579416 ...