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Expandable Linux filesystem w/ redundancy & support for different drive sizes?

I did a bit of research already and didn't come across any filesystems so far that have the following features: Expandability, Redundancy, and the ability to utilize the full capacity of different ...
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file system rootfs, which is mounted at /, reached warn status because it is 90% full

I have a dedicated server with OVH. Problem is that i keep receiving warnings that the / is getting full. Yesterday it was 89%, today it is 90% and tomorrow it will probably be 91%. It keeps ...
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How do I reboot over SSH, so that fsck can be run, on a read-only file system without sudo (or root)?

I have a server in a remote location, which I think is suffering disk issues and has remounted / as read-only. My Debian (Squeeze) installation does not have a root user. I have been using sudo to ...
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How to move the MySQL datadir with minimal downtime?

Let's say I have partition sda2 mounted on /var and it's almost full. I have a second disk sdb whose partition sdb1 I want to mount as /var. Now since a running service (mysql) is using /var all the ...
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Could resizing a partition break the filesystem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Kernel Errors Present: EXT4-fs I resized a partition (using Gparted live cd), and it went fine. A day later I've started to get EXT errors. Could these two events be ...
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Do partitions needed to be unmounted when resizing a partition?

I have this article http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/5.2/Deployment_Guide/s2-disk-storage-parted-resize-part.html which is not clear to me. And also someone told me that swap space does not need to ...
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3answers
109 views

How to know which disk partition is mysql and domain/php/web files is installed?

I want to ask what ssh command or any way I will know which disk partition is mysql and php is installed? Thanks.
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1answer
150 views

How to properly mount the extra hard disk space?

I am asking for help on how to properly mount the extra hard disk space. Here is my situation. Running fdisk -l, give this result root@ ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes ...
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314 views

How to mount logical volume?

I have this problem on mounting a logical volume. I have done some research and still have not found solution. I have read this http://superuser.com/questions/116617/how-to-mount-lvm-volume also but I ...
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EXT4-fs error (device loop0): ext4_lookup: deleted inode referenced:

EXT4-fs error (device loop0): ext4_lookup: deleted inode referenced: Is this a serious issue? Just noticed it after doing a 15GB CPanel Account Restore.
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e2fsck extremely slow, although enough memory exists

I've got this external USB-Disk: kaefert@blechmobil:~$ lsusb -s 2:3 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bc2:3320 Seagate RSS LLC As can be seen in this dmesg output, there is some problem that prevents that ...
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1answer
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Ext4 self errors after some time on CentOS 5.8 64-bit

I get such warnings in dmesg: EXT4-fs error (device md2): mb_free_blocks: double-free of inode 0's block 602619328(bit 15808 in group EXT4-fs error (device md2): mb_free_blocks: double-free of inode ...
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How can I split a drive image created with 'dd' into separate files for each partition?

I created an image of a failing drive with: dd if=/dev/sde of=/mnt/image001.dd The drive had only two partitions: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sde1 * ...
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Performance gains of putting Windows pagefile on separate partition (same disk)?

I am making a drive image that will be deployed to several computers, and I'm tweaking it for performance. It is a Windows XP image. Considering there is only one hard drive, will the machine gain ...
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Why is NTFS better than FAT32? [closed]

Just wondering why NTFS is considered better, and how NTFS manages to do so (structure, actions, etc), compared to FAT. thanks! :)
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1answer
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What is on a HDD sectors 1 through 62 under MBR-NTFS?

I do not understand why my partitions always start on absolute sector 63. What is the purpose of sectors 1 through 62? I understand sector 1 is the MBR but what about the rest? Thanks!
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ZFS - setting physical disk start point of pool/filesystem

I'm testing harddisk performance, and would like to test writing to the outer tracks of my harddisk with ZFS. One way of doing this would be to create a pool/filesystem with a start point just a few ...
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Is there a problem with having massive amounts of self-mounts?

I have a configuration in which I want to use a huge amount (1000-10000) of self mounts (mount --bind). My filesystem is ext4 in RAID 1 with two 400GB HDDs. Basically, what I am trying to do is ...
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How to format a partition under FreeBSD

I want to format a partition under FreeBSD and change it to UFS filesystem. I searched the web but even the "fdisk" man page is not clear at all. Any help would be clearly appreciated ! My current ...
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Harddrive issue “read-only”

I'm having an issue where when i mount my partition a few hours later it becomes read-only. Currently i run: fuser -m -k /dev/sdb1 umount /dev/sdb1 fsck -y /dev/sdb1 mount /dev/sdb1 That allows me ...
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ext4 fs breaking after power outages

I am experiencing quite a typical but strange problem: the hdd is going bust after power cuts on my server. I can feel it huge work done by fsck on startup after the crash, and then my subversion ...
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How can you make a Windows USB HDD Modify All for All Users

I use a USB HDD a lot between lots of different Windows Boxes. What I find after a while is that there get to be lots of different Permission on the files in some cases stopping me looking at files ...
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1answer
892 views

How can I tell a portable drive to ignore bad sectors on a Linux?

I have a USB harddrive, and it's old. It's fat32 formatted. It's so old that parts of it are failing. When I tell it to read or write from a certain parts, I get IO errors on my console (I'm using ...
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1TB harddrive not working in linux

Hai I bought a 1 TB new hard disk. When installed in linux it say's fsck.ext3 file system not found. when i checked the BIOS it detected the hard disk. what to do to solve the problem in linux?. ...
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Deleting windows.edb and unchecking Indexing service lead to hard drive file records swapping

I followed the instructions listed here:http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/09/18/turn-off-and-disable-search-indexing-service-in-windows-xp/ to free up space on hard drive by deleting the windows.edb ...
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Diskless login with Linux/OpenSolaris

Is it possible to enable a Linux or OpenSolaris based server to process standard unix login requests without spinning up the hard drive holding the root partition? I have a Nexenta-based (1) server ...
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4answers
265 views

Big Data: Which HD Parameters are Important?

I work with a lot of datasets that are in the tens of GBs, usually split into several files. Performing any type of dataside-wide operation (grep, sed, search, read/write to/from databases and Hadoop) ...
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7answers
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how to track down permanent disk accesses on linux

I have a machine that runs few services, but I don't believe they are responsible for sometimes heavy disk access on this server (massive head moving which I can hear, after long periods of almost no ...
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8answers
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md5sum repeatedly gives different checksum for same file on same machine

I have a very small and quite old hard drive disk, about 32G. On to this disk I have copied a largish tar file, about 5G. When I run md5sum to generate a checksum on this file I repeatedly get ...
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2answers
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How do I determine the number of changes made on a given hard disk?

In Windows how do I determine how many bytes have changed on a given Hard Disk??? I don't just mean how many files changed and the sizes of those changes. I mean given a period of time, say 1 hour, ...
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Accidentally formated external usb harddrive (500GB) with bootable iso (1GB), how can I recover my data?

I was attempting to create a bootable usb thumbdrive from the ubuntu install cd using UNetBootin. Unfortunately, I accidental wrote the live cd to my 500gb usb external drive (which was almost ...
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The use of external journals on SSDs

Certain journaled file-systems do suffer from performance penalties for hosting the journal on the same drive as the filesystem itself. Using an external journal can improve write speeds. With the ...
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3answers
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Diffing two filesystems

Is there any sensible way to diff two filesystems? On occassion, you have a box that is working, and, say, perform an update and it no longer works. You have dozens of other machines that are ...
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Do I need to defrag MacOSX filesystems?

The equivalent linux question reminded me of the bad performance of my MacBookPro. I'm not even sure what the default FS nowadays is. I read somewhere that there is a cron job which runs on friday or ...