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“Access is denied” trying to bring VM-attached USB hard disk back online in Disk Manager

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V with CentOS 6.5 and CentOS 7 VMs. In Disk Manager, I right-click my USB hard drive and pick Offline. In Hyper-V Manager, I right-click either CentOS VM, and I connect ...
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diskmgmt.msc - Is it possible to script it using powershell or command line?

I have an application which uses the IBM Softlayer API to create a Softlayer server, with two disks. The main disk C: has the Windows (2008R2 or 2012) operating system, and another disk called "Disk ...
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Why is /tmp not written to /var

My CentOS 6.5 server has the following setup; $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/dv1 8.0G 713M 6.7G 10% / /dev/mapper/vg00-usr 9.9G 2.5G ...
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What happens when I “offline” a disk and is there a difference between diskpart.exe and the disk management snap-in?

What actions does Windows take when I "Offline" a disk in the Disk Management GUI? What actions does Windows take when I "Offline" a disk in Diskpart? Are there any differences between the two ...
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Resize error : ext2fs_open2: Bad magic number in super-block

I have a server server1 running 8GB root partition I have taken the ami of this server1 and created anothe server2 but changed the root partition to 60GB 3.I wanted to extend the linux partition in ...
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Preeseding a debian stable install with a complex partitioning scheme - missing physical volume

My personal systems run on: An open /boot partition separately random key encrypted /tmp and swap partitions and a password encrypted btrfs lvm volume holding everything else. My latest project is ...
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“Mandatory” free space on a SAN?

I'm not an expert of SANs, I'm writing here to get some clues on continuous and exasperating problems we're having which our supplier seems not to be able to solve. we own an ENHANCE ES3160P4 SAN ...
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Moving a large spanned volume across vm's

Current situation: Windows server 2008r2 running under VMWare esxi5.5. 3TB drive consisting of 3x 1TB virtual disks under a spanned volume. (D) The drive contains approx 1,9TB of data. D drive hosts ...
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Is it possible to set the backing FS directory of a specific LXC?

So they don't all go to the same folder (e.g. /var/lib/lxc)? This would let the user take advantage of other partitions/disks when the default one becomes full. lxc version: 1.0.6
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Create Windows Recovery Image on Windows 8.1

I'm deploying some Lenovo ThinkPads for a small organisation. I want a simple recovery option if a user munges up their system. Luckily, they come preconfigured with the windows recovery partition ...
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How to find who is using disk space

I have 2 disk on my vps one is 40 GB and other is 80 GB, today I see my 40GB disk is 100% full, I cant understand what is using that space. here is full info [root@topsites]# df -h Filesystem ...
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DPM Disk Allocation

Very new to DPM and have a query regarding 'disk allocation'. When on the 'Management' screen the 'Disk' portion shows that the 'Unallocated space' is 2.5Tb and is showing a yellow triangle with an ...
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Is disk serial readable from supermicro chassis?

We are working with a hosting company for managing our dedicated servers. We asked for a replacement disk on one of the servers by providing the serial number. They took out 2 other disks instead and ...
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How is it possible for reallocated sector count to decrease?

The reallocated sector count of a disk in a RAID array has been increasing over the past 6 months, but now it seems as though the reallocated sector count has decreased. A month ago (according to ...
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Cannot shrink partition on Windows Server 2012

I have the following issue. I am trying to take space off of VMs and add it to the OS partition. However, whenever I try any of the VMs it will not let me shrink the space so I have free to expand the ...
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Accessing multiple disks under single virtual partition?

I have disks as below on my Debian server: /dev/sda1 276M 29M 233M 11% /boot /dev/sdb1 917G 793G 79G 92% /home /dev/sdc1 1.8T 1.7T 79G 96% /home2 /dev/sdd1 1.8T 1.7T 79G 96% ...
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Can't extend volume

Can't extend volume under Server 2008 SP2. Please help? Disk 1 has 512 GB taken, but 512 GB unallocated. The extend volume wizard doesn't allow me to click Next with additional space.
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How to reacreate the EFI partiton and mirror and existing system partition of an GPT disk?

I have the following setup (very well possible that this is no good practice but it is the given situation): There were 2 x 3TB dynamic GPT disks in a Windows server, Disk0 with EFI (~200 MB), System ...
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how to disable journaling on xfs filesystem [closed]

How do I disable journaling on xfs file system. I tried tune2fs to disable, it didnt help. Does xfs has different tools/procedure to do so ? tune2fs -o journal_data_writeback ...
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Windows Server 2012 and recognizing RAIDed SSDs as an SSD

Problem: Because defragmenting is detrimental to SSDs and decreases their performance/lifespan, its important that modern OS's use TRIM instead of defragmentation. If an SSD is incorrectly recognized ...
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Upgrade SATA drive on Dell Poweredge 1950, RAID 1, Ubuntu server

My current set up is a Dell PowerEdge 1950, two 250GB SATA drives, RAID 1, OS is Ubuntu server. Using it for running OTRS (open source help desk). I'd like to upgrade the drives to the maximum ...
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How to Resolve Hyper-V Disk Location to Drive Letter

When viewing cluster disk properties in Failover Manager or the physical path to VHD's in the settings of a VM in Hyper-V Manager the location is displayed by GUID. Is there a quick way find out ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Rescaning Disks Locks System

I'm having an issue when re-scanning disks inside of the Windows Server Manager tool. When I go to: File and Storage Services > Disks > Tasks > Rescan Stroage the entire system locks up ...
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How to identify EBS volumes vs local volumes on running EC2 instance

On a running EC2 instance, how do I identify EBS volumes and local disks ? I would like to identify them from shell. fdisk, lsblk is not helping to pinpoint the EBS volumes only. Lets say I have ...
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Any ideas out there as to why a Dynamic Disk in Windows shows “failed redundancy” every time the machine is rebooted?

The unit in question has a software RAID handled by Windows. I'm not a big fan of software RAIDs, but the owner of the unit insists it is setup that way. Every time the unit is powered off, either ...
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Group policy to auto-enable plug and play disk

Good afternoon, I have an additional disk which is attached to the VM, however every time the server is rebooted the disk shows up in device manager but is disabled "due to group policy" I can then ...
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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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LVM: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00

I'm on a server that shows a duplicate VG name. How can I rename one of these VolGroups to get rid of this conflict? [root@dev-server dev]# lvs WARNING: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00: ...
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ZPOOL replace defective disk in exported pool

Yesterday, I put a new disk into my server. Sadly, I didn't check the disk before of failures. I added it to my pool with the command zpool add nas ...
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htcacheclean doesn't seem to be cleaning the cache

I'm running mod_cache with apache 2 on a fairly high traffic'd site. I've set the htcacheclean to run in demon mode every 10 minutes to keep the cache at 4GB. It's currently at 15GB and doesn't seem ...
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CentOS remount a used disk [closed]

I have a used disk full of video files which is 1TB in size and is mounted on /usr/local/nginx/html. I want to remount it on /disk1 for naming purposes. If I remount it would the files still be ...
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How to change / replace a failed “system” disk on EMC Clariion CX500?

On the first DAE, the first 5 disks are considered "special" because they host the OS of the storage array. One of those 5 disks is faulty : what is the procedure to change it? By the way, what ...
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Checking server specifications

Pretty basic question. I've had someone alert me to a concern that the initial IT firm that setup the server environment where I currently am did not install hardware to the specifications specified ...
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How do I identify a volume in WMI from a volume name reported in the event log?

I have a Windows 2008R2 server that's reporting the following error: The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume ...
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Importance of disk alignment for Windows Server 2012

I saw article about Disk alignment here and also here.Also there where some references that windows server 2003 has some problem with disk alignment. After reading article I am confused whether we ...
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Can Server 2012 R2 software mirror boot/system disk?

Has anyone actually used server 2012 R2 software mirroring to mirror the boot/system drive. If so could you confirm that in the event of drive failure it does keep running on the mirrored drive and ...
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Disk Management in Windows 2012 R2, where is it?

In Windows Server 2012 R2 I am unable to find the option to reassign the drive letter for a CD/DVD drive where the disks are normally managed. So I can reassign for hard drives, but not for optical ...
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No option to create new partition- why?

Why can't I create a new partition as per below? This is the disk of a physical server running Hyper-V 2012. Any help appreciated!
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How to list disk space usages of all containers on an OpenVZ server?

I have an OpenVZ server with 46 containers. How do I get a list of all the containers with their corresponding disk usage?
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Mounting a disk from SAN (RHEL 5.9)

Storage admin told me he put a 3TB drive on my server from the SAN and I was asked to mount it. The only information I know is that it's on LUN 1 and that the disk is 3TB. Multipath is setup and I ...
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Muliplte logical drives on a single EVA

SQL Server best practice recommends separate drives for the the data and log files. Do you really get a speed increase if both logical drives are located on the same EVA?
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Monitoring Windows Hard Drives

When you run several 100 windows servers and even business systems, what is a good option for monitoring hard disks and checking for bad sectors? Are there applications out there that can send e-mail ...
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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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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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Best practice disk usage for SQL Server

I've been reading that it is best practice to place the following on separate disks for performance and safety: tempdb database file log file backup files When you consider RAID using multiple ...
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Unable to connect to the Logical Disk Manager service

I have a Windows 2003 R2 x64 Enterprise Edition server that is backed by a SAN that has a disk that I need to expand. The SAN management interface notes that this drive is sized at 110 GB. Windows ...
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Changing XEN VM configuration

What is the correct way to update a XEN VM configuration? In this case I want a specific domain to stop using /dev/emcpowerg and use /dev/emcpowerh in stead. I have ensured that the two devices have ...
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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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Disk Monitoring with cronjobs — report disk issues

Is there a way to monitor disk health and send cronjob reports for errors? I know you can use smartctl -s on -a /dev/hda to pull information but just wondering if there is a way that could be used to ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 reports full disk, but files do not add up

I have a web server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. It's C:\ drive is 100 GB in size. We started getting errors from IIS and discovered that the C:\ drive, surprisingly so, was reported to ...