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Big discrepancy in used size between Drive Properties and All Files Properties [migrated]

I have two different microSD cards which show a big discrepancy between the total size used when shown in Drive Properties and when shown in All Folders/Files Properties. Below is an example. ...
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Overwriting OS disk with dd gives kernal panic error

I am attempting to replace the main hdd windows server OS with Ubuntu Server. However Gparted cannot create a new partition as it is corrupted. end of file while reading argument invalid the primary ...
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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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Where can I find dskprobe.exe for Server 2012 R2?

As the question suggests, where can I find dskprobe.exe for Windows Server 2012 R2? I need dskprobe to recover a deleted partition and I can not find the application anywhere on my server and looking ...
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Cleaning up a server's C:\ drive… what are the best practices?

I have a c:\ on a server that is filling up, most likely due to the accumulation of patches over the years. I'm told by Microsoft PSS Support that it is unwise to simply delete the compressed ...
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How can i create a low disk space alert on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter virtual machine running in Azure. Recently, one of my disks ran out of space. How can i setup a notification system to alert me when one of the disk drives ...
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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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VMWare ESXi and iSCSI via FreeNAS

I've recently been setting up a sandbox ESXi environment with a VM running FreeNAS providing a volume which is connected as a datastore on the host via iSCSI. I've created a VM on this datastore and ...
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Two Azure disks have the same LUN

I am trying to set up SQL Server on an Azure VM (that has an SSD) per the following articles: Performance Best Practices for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines Using SSDs in Azure VMs to store SQL ...
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Shrinking and extending disks on Server while running?

So I have a server with Hyper-V and a Drive C: (OS) and D. Drive D stores all of the VHDs that I run. Drive C shows up as Disk 0, and D as Disk 1 under Disk Management respectively. Now Drive D gets ...
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converting physical windows 2003 server through disk to vhd tool to hyper-v server

i am trying to do P2V conversion through disk to vhd tool. conversion is successful but after conversion when i attach the disk c: drive or d: drive its shows additional drives in disk management same ...
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Extending LVM Volume Groups with Physical Extents & pvresize

I have two somewhat related LVM questions regarding extending LVM managed volumes. Firstly, from (edit: old) documentation that I've read about LVM and the relationship between Volume Groups and ...
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EBS volume mount point should be disk or partition

With community CentOS 7 HVM image, after adding another EBS volume to my EC2 instance, lsblk command shows this NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda 202:0 0 8G 0 disk -xvda1 ...
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Combining partition types lvm

I have an older disk setup that was made with msdos parition types and it appears that they kept growing the same disk in order to grow the lvm however it ran into an issue where it got to 2TB and ...
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get physical disk name for a file

When I opened disk management in Windows Server 2008 I see Disk 8 G: H: Disk 9 H: Disk 10 H: I Now, I have few files in H: drive and I want to know which disk it belongs to. I have to do it ...
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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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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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Hyper-V Server R2 - Disk management MMC returns RPC Server is unavailable

does someone faced error "The RPC server is unavailable" during connecting to Disk management MMC console to Hyper-V Server R2? Servers are in the same AD domain and MMC console is enabled on Hyper-V. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create a chained differencing disk of another differencing disk in Virtual Box?

How to create a differencing disk (a chained one) from a disk that is already a differencing image? I would like to have: W2008 (base immutable) -> W2008+SQL2008 (differencing, with SQL ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...