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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 ...
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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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Can't find disk usage in one directory

Similar questions are asked frequently but no suggested answers solved my issue. I have some disk space usage that I can't find as well. In df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge T710, add a new hard disk, how to? [closed]

I have a virtual machine which needs more space. This VM runs and a PowerEdge T710 with Vmware EXSI 4. I would like to add this disk in the simplest was possible. I already got a normal desktop ...
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Can I extend this partition?

This server is running Windows Server 2008. The drive is currently part of a Windows Cluster, so I haven't been able to extend it while the cluster is running. I'm going to take a maintenance outage ...
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Should a SQL Server tempDB partition be shared by the cluster?

We have a 2-node SQL Server 2008 RS cluster. The data and log partitions are shared among the cluster nodes. Does the tempDB partition need to be shared as well, or will local server node storage ...
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Is it worth to create one partion filling whole disk on Linux?

Let imagine that we have a disk. The whole disk is going to be use for one mount point or LVM physical volume. Is there a point to create separate partition covering the whole disk? Or maybe put ...
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Linux data storage and partitioning

In the following output of df -h you can see that i have added a new hard drive(/dev/hdd1) and have mounted as /hdd1. My question is if I start dumping data to /opt will that data be mounted in /hdd1 ...
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Dell 6850 disk configuration

Just bought a server to load SP2010 onto, for intranet and external website. 5 new disks installed, and not sure how to configure I created one array of all 5, and then made into a logical drive ...
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Windows 2008 Unknown Disks

I have a BL460c G7 blade server with OS Windows 2008 R2 SP1. This is a brand new C7000 enclosure, with FlexFabric interconnects. I got my FC switches setup and zoned properly to our Clariion CX4, ...
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Disk monitor script with long file systems

$ df -H Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_app001-lv_root 34G 12G 21G 35% / tmpfs 8.4G 0 8.4G 0% /dev/shm ...
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Unable to initialize BlackArmor after running iSCSI Manager and Windows 7 iSCSI Initiator

I want to add a 12TB NAS to my current iSCSI, which already controls an Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 1TB NAS. I've connected to the new NAS via Windows 7 iSCSI Initiator. When I open Disk Manager it ...
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Convert to dynamic disk / option disabled

I'm trying to setup a software RAID-1 at a new hosted server. It has two 3TB disks in and I've installed a fresh copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition with SP1 on one of those disks. A ...
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Figuring out what's filling up my hard disks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are good tools to show disk usage (for Windows)? In brief, I have a system with several hard disks, and although we install everything on the extra (internal) ...
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Which is better, Split or Monolithic VMware disk in a production enviroment?

Ok, so I have read a bunch of material on-line and curious as to your thoughts on split vs monolithic disk in a production environment. We are going to be building the VM server on a server that has ...
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Replace a failed disk in EMC CX2-30 san

Where can I find the procedure for replacing a disk in an EMC CX2-30 san. Amber light showing on one disk, NaviSphere shows the disk status as "Requested Bypass" The affected LUN is in a RAID 5 ...
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What's the relation between “HP Diagnostics” the “Array Config Utility” and “Windows Disk Manager”

I have a failed drive that is reported in HP Diagnostics https://localhost:2381/hpdiags/frontend2/frontend.php? It tells me that Logical Drive 5 has a drive that is about to fail. The name of ...
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“Disk volume is write-protected” error when formatting

I have an Infortrend EonStor A16F-G2430 RAID-6 connected to Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 machine via Fiber Channel QLogic 2Gb PCI-X adapter. I am able to initialize the 8.5TB storage as GPT, and able ...
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Is there a way to cause Windows Server 2008 disks to discard changes at reboot?

We are experimenting with Citrix Provisioning Services to deploy servers in our environment, but it's been giving me a lot of problems. As I was cursing it for the umpteenth time it occurred to me ...
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RAID: Two key concepts if anyone could clear them up?

I had a quick question about RAID. I understand that RAID uses one or more parity disks to repair failed disks, but I was wondering what they mean by "declustering" the disks? And also, if someone ...
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Is it safe to mark a disk ok, in a degraded raid 5 array?

Intel Matrix Storage Console 8.9 showed a degraded array with one disk failure. Yet it offers the option to mark the disk as ok and rebuild the array? When would it be appropriate to do this? Does it ...
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How to resize RAID1 array with mdadm?

I've running Ubuntu 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38-11). I replaced 2x160GB with 2x500GB drives. They are configured as RAID1. The partition tables show the right sizes. Here's sfdisk: # sfdisk -d /dev/sdb # ...
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Disk Space discrepancy SMB vs command prompt

We have a Windows 2008 server core installation that has a 400GB disk attached to it. When viewing the free space of this disk via the command prompt it reports 35GB free. Computer management also ...
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Space effecient manner to store lots of large, similar files

I have lots of ~1 GB files (database dump files, taken at regular intervals). Right now I'm just storing them all in one directory, each file gzipped. We're running out of disk space and want to ...
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How can I merge unallocated space on Windows Server 2008?

After resizing a C: partition I'm left with two blocks of "unallocated space". However despite the fact that neither of these blocks is a partition (they're just blank space) Windows sees them as ...
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Adding a new disk to shared machine, what do we do?

I hope this is the right 'exchange' to ask in. I work in a research group, we have no SA's etc. monitoring our servers. We have total access to them, and decide what happens or doesn't happen on ...
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Is it possible to extend a partition with another partition blocking it?

I have an Ubuntu VM that I am trying to extend. It is currently 20 GB total, with 19.12 being the main partition, with an 895 MB partition at the end. I am trying to extend the large partition to be ...
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How to claim unallocated space on disk

On windows 2008 R1 server, I have a 1Tb disk that has about 400Gb at the end that's not used. I have the boot partition, then a logic volume, then the free space. I want to create a new simple volume ...
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Mounting an existing partition of an unmounted disk

I ran the fdisk -l command to show me all the disks and partitions. Here's the output: Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units = cylinders of ...
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Disk Manager Reporting Foreign Disks

I have a server with an 8 drive eSATA enclosure attached. I have two volumes on the external controller: a RAID5 array that uses 6 of the drives and a RAID1 arrray that uses 2. The system is ...
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Disk Manager for Windows Server

I'm working with a Windows 2008 Server, and I'm currently trying to allocate unused space to the C Drive. I've run into a bit of an issue however as my disk partitions are in the following order: C ...
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Server 2008 R2 Disk Management Green Outline Extend C Drive

In the Server 2008 R2 disk management snap-in I have Disk 0 which has these partitions: boot partition - 71mb a Recovery partition 3gb OS (C:) 40gb DATAPART1 (D:) 150gb Free space 40gb Disk 0 is a ...
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Server 2008 Disk Management Hangs

So I have looked everywhere for the solution to this and have tried many things. There is one post on SE related to this and I tried the suggested answer but I am still having problems. We have a ...
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What is the purpose of session.key in C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\Icorn

The size of the C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\Icorn\session.key file (and a similar one, session.key.bk) has gone beyond 8 GB. I want to free up space on this server. What can I do to safely reclaim ...
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How can I un-mark a partition as active?

Overview: I use a backup storage enclosure with 6 backup drives incrementally backup up and taken off-site. One day I noticed that the backup process was failing. I logged onto the server that is ...
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Light SES2 drive failure light from Linux?

With a SES2 capable backplane and SAS card, is it possible to light the drive failure light on a specific bay from Linux? If so, how?
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Why do I get “Device does not support SMART” on WD RE4?

I have my hard disks being set up remotely on a Dell R200 server using Ubuntu OS. When I tried to verify the disk specs (which are supposed to be WD RE4 set up in RAID1 array) I get this message: ...
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Windows 2008 R2: can't extend C drive, mystery partitions

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running under VMware ESX 4.0.0. I have reallocated disk space to it in order to extend the C drive, but Disk Management has "Extend Volume" greyed out. DISKPART shows ...
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forced disk check on (re-)boot

I just now rebooted my debian server for maintainance reasons (changed the kernel). However, it seemed to not complete the reboot. So I logged in using Remote KVM and found it hanging at a forced disk ...
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Safely remove a disk from a spanned volume

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 and converted physical disks to dynamic disks and combined them to a spanned volume. Yesterday, one disk started throwing S.M.A.R.T Errors, so I decided to get a new ...
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What are /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 on an Amazon EC2 instance?

I have an Amazon EC2 instance which according to the management console has no EBS volumes attached to it. Yet, when I run df I see /dev/sda1 and \dev\sda2 both are "disk"s. What are they? Is one the ...
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Conversion from Basic failed

Hi I am in an emergency situation right now. I DO have full backups of everything, but I am trying to avoid a complete reinstall of the OS and AD. I have a simple server with one drive that was set ...
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Hard Drive upgrade advice for a Dell PowerEdge 1950

My setup is a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with 2x 140Gb Hard drives in a RAID 1 configuration. The OS is Windows 2003 Web Edition and disk is partitioned into to two, a 12Gb C: partition and the remainder is ...
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many partitions on a single filegroup?¿ does it make sense?

I'm designing a datawarehouse solution and I'm a newbie in disk configuration issues, let me explain you. Our storage is spread over 6 storage enlosures having each of them 5 raid-1 disk arrays, and ...
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Windows 2008 additional disk going offline with reboots on Amazon EC2

OK, so I took the stock Windows 2008 64-bit Amazon AMI and wanted to add a D: drive for page file space and crash dumps. I launched the instance with a second EBS volume attached as xvdf and went ...
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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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Windows 2008 Drive Size Discrepancy

We have a VSphere server and increased the drive for the C:\ drive on one of the VMs from 20GB to 30GB. Disk management shows the correct new size in the Disk view, but the volume information still ...
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LVM is reporting I/O errors, but the disk reports no problems. Argh

I've started seeing errors reported by LVM on certain Logical Volumes (and by Xen when attempting to create virtual machines on these LVs). But I've run tests on the disk, and can't see any hardware ...
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Zpool disk failure - Where am I at?

After checking the status of one of my zpools today, I was faced with the following: root@server: zpool status -v myPool pool: myPool state: ONLINE status: One or more devices has experienced an ...