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

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Will configuring a server with RAID 5 and (2*500gb) + (2*1TB) work?

I'm currently setting up a DELL server, which came with 2*500gb disk drives but is configured in RAID 1. I want to increase the total capacity of the disk storage to at least 1TB. Now with it being ...
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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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Which directory hierarchy will be the best/fastest?

I have a pretty big directory with many cache files which I want to reorganise for max performance (access times). 2x 2TB SATA III drives, software RAID 1 (mirroring) OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Resize a RAID 5 Partition

I'm moving my VG to a RAID, i have 3 disk 600GB, the VG is in the partition /dev/sdc2 /dev/sdc1 1G type linux <-- Boot partition /dev/sdc2 599G type Linux LVM One disk have the VG and with the ...
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Disk 0 Failed in RAID-1 on Dell PE2950

I'm sure I probably know the answer to this question, and am just looking for some reassurance! We have a Dell PE2950 with a RAID-1 (2 x 300GB) for the OS and a RAID-5 (4 x 300GB) housing some SQL ...
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Data syncing behavior for filesystems in Windows

In Linux mounting supports commit option, which is described in mount(8) man page as: commit=nrsec Sync all data and metadata every nrsec seconds. The default value is 5 seconds. Zero ...
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boot a non-raid disk on a server

I have a HP ML310e that I am trying to recover data off. It has a RAID 10 array and I am wanting to boot a non-raid hard drive on the server. I can't see this disk in the bios, so I can't boot from ...
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RAID 1 hard disks errors, file system is not mounting

I have a Server with 2 HDDs in soft RAID 1, the OS is Debian Wheezy. After some database testing, the file system has gone to read-only mode, after which I have rebooted the machine. The server is not ...
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Rebalance pooled disks

Using mhddfs multiple drives were pooled to form a big virtual mountpoint. Now using the mlimit option unbalancing is prevented, but the drives are already in an unbalanced state. Is there a script ...
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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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How to deal with bad sectors?

Bad sectors will eventually occur, but how should I deal with them? If a bad sector occurs, does that mean that the data in that sector is irrecoverably lost, and I should restore it from backup? Is ...
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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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Recover data after lvreduce on “/”

I accidentally ran lvreduce on / instead of "/home" on a RHEL 5.9 system that unfortunately had a lot of code that was not backed up, and the system will not boot now obviously. What is the best way ...
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How to get more I/O performance from Citrix XenServer?

I have a Citrix XenServer 6.1 installed on a HP Server (1x Intel Xeon E5630 @ 2.53GHz (4 cores, 8 threads, RAM: 752MB for dom0 and 55286MB for the guests). The server has 2 scsi mirrored disks and is ...
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HP 4TB SATA Midline in D2600 - what disk make is HP using & why WD RE4 don't work?

Does anyone know what make of disk HP are using in their 4TB SATA Midline & why WD RE4 don't work? So we use D2600 crates with HP 2TB disks, and just buy WD2003FYYS - pop them in old HP caddies. ...
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Huge disk write speed difference between two different servers

I have two servers, with similar disks. The first server has 4x300GB Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 model nº ST3300655SS 3.5'' RAID 10. The second 4x300GB Seagate Savvio 15K.3 model nº ST9300653SS 2.5'' RAID ...
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mkdir: cannot create directory `b': Disk quota exceeded

When i try to create a file or dir on my Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS vserver i get a mkdir: cannot create directory b: Disk quota exceeded. But: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/simfs ...
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SSD read errors; should I be worried?

An SSD just over a month old is producing read errors in my syslog whenever rsync backs it up: [276877.360221] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [276877.360226] ata1.00: ...
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Accessing the disk under Task Scheduler

I'm running a couple of console applications using task scheduler. These are applications that perform little backoffice tasks and run as C# console applications. The applications themselves run ...
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Why does a mysql query, that requires copying to tmp table, randomly sometimes consume 100% CPU during several seconds?

I have some crazy SQL queries in my PHP scripts which badly need some optimization. However the question is NOT about how to optimize them. These queries have a lot of "join"s and some bizarre "order ...
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Why disk manufacturers use 1000 instead of 1024 as base unit measure? [closed]

Today is considered normal to use powers of 1000 instead of 1024(SI x base2) on disks capacity(hd, ssh, usb...), even with our operating systems using base2 measures(except Snow Leopard). This makes ...
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ram disk mirroring part of physical disk

What I would like to do/have is: Some kind of application/driver that creates a RAM drive/partition that is actually assigned a drive letter (eg. D:). This drive letter should be based on/mirroring a ...
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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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Physical disks comprising a Volume in RHEL

How do I list the physical disks and associated information (disk model, size, etc.) for all disks that are members of a physical volume in RHEL? For example, if I do I "pvscan", I get the following ...
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3Ware 9500S - Do spare disks spin when not used

Does anybody knows if spare disks connected to a 3Ware 9500s controller will be spinning although not being used? This will wear unnecessarily the disk, possibly spinning for years before a unit gets ...
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Why can't I recover a RAID1 disk which apparently has no errors?

For several years now we run a software RAID1 on a old Gentoo box with a custom Linux 2.6.31. The RAID consists of 2 harddisk with 4 partitions each. In the last years it happend about 3-4 times that ...
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PostgreSQL slow commit performance

We are having some problems with a PostgreSQL configuration. After some benchmarks I found out that very simple queries are taking a relatively long time, upon furter inspection it appears that the ...
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Are RAID 1 disks usable transparently?

I was wondering if RAID 1 disks are usable straight away, without the RAID controller. Possible?
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Strange IO issue with Ubuntu 12.04

I have a very strange IO issue with Ubuntu 12.04 and MySQL. Currently the machine is only a replicated slave with an occasional read query hitting it. The disk utilization spikes randomly and ...
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Clear the fault LED on an IBM x3650 M4 after accidental disk insertion and removal?

The server had a disk added, and then the operator realized they put the disk in the wrong server, so they pulled it out again. No harm done, the server is running and the disk was never actually ...
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df vs du. Is my disk really full?

Strange problem... Why i have full / partition used, but it's not really used? Fast info: xwing ~ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 16G 15G 75M 100% / ...
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root full Linux. No free blocks

df -h reports the '/' partition to be 100% full. While running du -hs * on each directory of this partition shows there is still lot of space. tune2efs which reports just one block to be free. Ran ...
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Why is this SSD drive failing with bad sectors, and was it predictable?

Note: this question was previously closed as off-topic. You can read the discussion. My reasons for asking it here are: This drive is in an offline content cache server for schools in rural Zambia. ...
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MegaCLI causes drive “Other Error”

I am having an issue where running "megalci -PDList -aAll" will cause an Other Error to be logged for 2 of the 6 discs in a pair of servers I have. Here is that again in more detail. I have two ...
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understanding disk space on ec2 freebsd instance

So I probably lack some basic fundamental understanding when it comes to unix drives. On amazon-ec2, I just created an instance where I specified the root device to be 30 GB. If I goto volumes I see ...
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Which is more reliable? Writing an unchanged configuration to disk or leaving existing configuration alone? [closed]

I noticed that our code is writing our configuration files to disk every time the program exits, even if the configuration has not been altered. It takes less than 0.25 seconds to write out all the ...
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Should getfacl be running constantly and is it normal for it to be using greater than 90% of available disk I/O?

I've recently been getting alerts from our server monitoring software about greater than 90% disk I/O utilisation. I installed iotop and there are three instances of the following process showing up ...
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Failure of virtual SCSI device, Server 2012 Hyper-V - EventId 129 - Reset to device, \DeviceRaidPort0, was issued

Been running Server 2012 Hyper-V for a few months now quite reliably. That was until the following event started: EventId 129 - Reset to device, \DeviceRaidPort0, was issued When this occurs all ...
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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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SMART and exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [closed]

looking at the logs I see several errors. The smart status is PASSED, but even if It is verbose It isn't clear what is going on. Should the disk be replaced? Attached dmesg and smart logs # dmesg ...
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Output of /proc/diskstats in ubuntu

can anybody tell me about 11th field in /proc/diskstats? The documentation says that it is weighted # of milliseconds spent doing I/Os. Is it like # of milliseconds spent for DiskIO in a second? I ...
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How to dump data written to disk

Question : How to dump data (byte-stream) written from an application to the filesystem ? (something like tcpdump but for IO/file). Ideally it should be able to "attach" and dump the stream while it ...
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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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Find current IOPS usage of EBS volume from my application on AWS EC2

I am relatively new to AWS and disk performance. I am trying to figure out how much provisioned IOPS does my application need to perform well. Currently My PHP and MySQL application is hosted on EC2 ...
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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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Does regularly running smartctl negatively affect disks?

I have many servers in different data centers. Lately I had some disk failures that I probably could've detected beforehand, so I started automatically running smartctl -t periodically on each disk. ...
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MySQL Extremely High Disk Activity (Read Operations)

I have 1GB Linode VPS with a standard LAMP stack. Apache is tuned fine but for some reason MySQL's disk usage is high. This is causing really slow site load times. RAM and CPU usage are fine. Can ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 E200i Hard Disk get amber light after firmware Update

I have an HP ProLiant ML 350 G5 with E200i Controler running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 It have four disks drives models DG072A9BB7 firmware HPD0, with two logical drives C: and D: booth with raid ...
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Why do I get “No space left on device” when running mail

First of all I've checked these two solutions on serverfault but I'm still having issues. Here's my problem: root@myserver:/# mail /tmp: No space left on device Firstly I checked the filesystem ...
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How can I successfully mount an 8-bit SCSI drive on a modern computer?

I have a number of internal 8-bit SCSI-1 drives that I'd like to archive for historical purposes. These are all the old NeXT Cubes and NeXTStations (monochrome and color) that were used by id ...