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Order of execution: First file system, then array vs. first array, then file system

Suppose I have two HDDs, same manufacturer, same model, same attributes (volume, speed, cache, ...). Both are equally partitioned. I want to have a level one array of two disks with one ext4 ...
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Legacy files, opened in Excel 2010, have missing/hidden data

We've got a client who has 1,000's of excel documents that were created in Excel 2000 (or earlier). Which they still use to this day (Currently on Excel 2010) A few users are experiencing issue with ...
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Can I format a Veritas cluster shared volume from windows?

We have a Microsoft Failover Cluster with dynamic disks managed by Veritas Storage Foundation. Today the sysadmins added a new disk for SQL Server but the cluster size on the volume was wrong, so I ...
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mke2fs.ext3 stripe-width option missing

I'm trying to set up an ext3 filesystem on a RAID 6 array (with 6 disks) on XenServer 6.2 linux. All the help I can find tells me to use the -E stride=xx,stripe-width=xx options. However my version ...
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Fatal error when installing ESXi 5.5

I am trying to install ESXi 5.5 to a computer that ESXi 5.1 is installed before. I am doing installation using the CD-Rom. After I select the boot options in the boot menu, installation starts. After ...
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Formatting tables

Through the use of several code snippets here and in VMware's website, I've created the following code that works: Connect-ViServer server $body = Get-Folder -name vm | Get-VM | Get-Snapshot | Select ...
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Formatting Hard Drive in windows

What is the differences between quick format and normal format in windows? I Just formatted my external Hard Drive by quick format and it took a minute to complete and then I just started formatting ...
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In PowerShell, how can I parse a preformatted output?

Is there existing tooling to take text-based output and pipe it to a dynamic object that can be queried as columns? Specifically, I'm invoking .. query session /server:MYSERVER .. which is ...
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Formatting Windows 7 without CD [closed]

I have a Windows 7 laptop that I need to return to my former employer. I worked there for about 10 years, so I'd like to nuke the laptop before I return it since it might contain personal info in ...
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how to find a not formatted hard disk on linux

My server has 2 hard disks. One very limited of around 500 GB and another NOT FORMATTED of more than 1 TB. I need to find this second disk to format it (and eventually mount it to my Red Hat 6 ...
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Formatting a disk and creating a partition using the maximum amount of cylinders through bash

Usually we would use parted or fdisk to create a new partition, but in my case I want to do this non-interactively in a script. An interactive fdisk session would look like this: # fdisk /dev/sdb ...
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Fast format option for HDs recommended in dedicated servers?

I'm learning about dedicated servers and have a very simple question. In windows server 2008, is it a good practice to fast format your HDs for the first time? Or should i perform a slow one? Which ...
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How to I retain text case while using %h in mt-daapd's config file? [closed]

In my mt-daapd config file is the line name = %h which, if I understand correctly, when my hostname is aCoolHostname this will evaluate to name = acoolhostname in lowercase. How do I use the ...
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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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How to remove swap partitions from RAID 1 Array on Ubuntu?

Can anyone point in the right direction on how to remove SWAP out of a RAID1 configuration on Ubuntu 10.04 server? According to the Ubuntu Advanced installation guide, here, it said to add swap to the ...
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NTFS or FAT32:Formatting Disk for PFSense

Im a network guy, and know very little about system administration. I would like to install PFSense and Monowall to 2 CF Cards, but not sure how they should be formatted (NTFS or FAT32) and volume ...
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How to do Low Level Format (Hard Format) for a Laptop HardDrive

I have 2 questions Can we know weather a Hard Drive has done Low Level format or not. Somehow using a tool ? How to do Low Level Format (Hard Format) for a Laptop HardDrive
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iostat -En output formatting

I have a problem extracting the device names on Solaris 8 SPARC when using 'iostat -En' command since the device names are too long. For example : iostat -en output ---- errors --- s/w h/w trn tot ...
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formatting before md device creation in RAID5

consider you are creating a raid5 device with three drives. mdadm --create /dev/md0 --leve=5 --raid-disk=3 /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 After issuing this command , I can see the progress of md ...
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Ubuntu server Logs to email want to keep formatting in email.. ( new lines where required, etc )

want to send log files from Ubuntu Server via email using sendemail but the when I do all the text in the email is all in one big mess ( one space between words new lines and spacing not brought into ...
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Hard drive formatted by Windows 7 not recognized by Windows Server 2008

I have a new 3.5" 2 TB hard drive. Using a Windows 7 laptop + a docking station, I quick formatted it to NTFS. Next, I put this hard drive on a docking station that's hooked via eSata to a rack server ...
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Reinstalling Linux: how to avoid downtime?

My website runs on a dedicated Debian LAMP server . I would like to update the system (let's say I have a pretty old Debian version and I want to reinstall everything from scratch) What strategy can ...
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Windows Server Backup for 2008 R2

When restoring a Windows Server Backup for 2008 R2, there is the option to format the drives. However, that formats them at the standard cluster size of 4K. Is there a way to change that during ...
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Is there any standard log format that includes time taken to serve the request? Can i just add it without breaking standard logfile parsers?

I would like to log the %D and %O log format strings in apache 2. They are the time taken to serve a request in microseconds and the total bytes sent. This is useful to generate stats of the server ...
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Preparing to sell a server

I purchased a server about 6 months ago and it's been a huge learning experience. I'm now going to sell it - I've sold the sites that I was hosting on it. I'd like to sell it with formatted hard ...
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Getting \r\n newlines to display properly in Mantis database

I've exported a Mantis project from one server to another and despite the MySQL SQL file (from which it was populated) showing: (15375,'\r\n1. Log out\r\n\r\n2. When logging in, start ... The final ...
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Windows Server 2008 Formatting System Partition

I have a dedicated server for now(in a far far away place), and we are going to change our provider next month. The problem is server has some valuable data for us about a project, and we need to ...
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Outlook 2010 or Exchange is sending plain text when it should send HTML. Why?

If I open the saved .msg file I see the following: <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=Windows-1252"> <META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="MS Exchange Server version ...
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Is it possible to specify custom error log format in nginx?

I can specify custom log format for access log in nginx, but it won't work for error log. I wish I always saw time when error occur. Is it possible?
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NTFS hard disk repair utility in linux

Is there a hard disk utility which can format(NTFS) &repair a HDD which has lots of bad sectors like Norton Disk Doctor from Linux ?
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Why do redirects in MediaWiki categories only sometimes appear in italics?

Apparently, redirects in categories are always meant to appear in italics. In our MediaWiki (1.13.2) this is almost always not the case. This is not a problem, but sometimes they suddenly appear in ...
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Reformat Primary Domain Controller

The current network configuration is as follows. 5 Servers Server 1: Windows Server 2003 R2 (Server in question to reformat) Primary Domain Controller + VPN + WSUS + DHCP + DNS Server 2: Windows ...
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How to make PowerShell add a new line after executing a command?

Is it possible to somehow configure PowerShell to add a new line after executing a command? IronPython and other console programs which I use doesn't always finish it's output with a \n and because of ...
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Always reserve blocks for super user when formatting a file system in Linux? Even for data only partitions?

When formatting a large partition (10TB) that will hold only application data, does it make sense to have 'reserved for the super user' space? 122065906 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user ...
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Manual LVM Clustering or formatting leading to Input/Output Errors

I'm trying to use LVMs on multiple machines at once without the use of CLVM. My reason for doing so is that I've found CLVM rather unstable and a pain to get working in the flexible way in which I ...
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Partition device missing after partitioning LV with sfdisk

I've successfully partitioned a logical volume (/dev/dm-2) using sfdisk and fdisk -l now reports there to be a partition /dev/dm-2p1 as desired. However, this device does not seem to exist in /dev/ ...
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how to low-level format a hard disk using AIX?

I have a server with AIX 6.1 , I formated some hdisks using diag tool, but in some way some of its VGDA survived. how may I low-level format a hard disk using AIX? or how may I clear the VGDA of a ...
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bash: convert iso dates to d:m:y

I have a program, which produces output like this (iso format dates): 2010-06-04 15:48:17 +0200 2010-06-04 12:34:39 +0200 2010-02-01 14:02:44 +0200 2010-06-04 12:21:19 +0200 2010-06-04 12:21:04 +0200 ...
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Slow disk formatting in Windows 2008 x64 running as a guest on VMWare ESXi 4 build-208167

I have a windows 2008 64 bit server running as a guest on VMWare ESXi 4 Update 01 build-208167 which runs on top of an HP Server with SAS RAID 5 disks. It is performing well with 3 GB RAM. I wanted ...
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How do I write man pages? [closed]

How do I write a man page? Where can I find a reference of all formatting codes? Are there any good tutorials on writing man pages? What is the most convenient way to write a man page? Should I ...
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How to format few computer at the same time

I have over 100 computers that I need to format. Do you have an idea to complete the transaction as quickly as possible? (The best of them all at once). For information computer farm is a mix between ...
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Format ext3 disk space from Windows 7

Is it possible to format an ext3 disk space (on an extended partition) from Windows 7? Any utility available to do that? cheers
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Why is my Fedora HD STILL coming up as 127 GB?

After posting this question, and creating a fixed 700GB disk in Hyper-V, when I mount Fedora 11 to a CD and go to install it only shows 127GB of space to write to. How can I use all 700GB on the ...
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With what tool should I format a hard drive as UDF?

(This is a follow-up to "What is the partition id / filesystem type for UDF?") I know two ways to format a hard drive as UDF: Windows Vista or later: "format x: /fs:UDF" (don't use /q ! ) Linux: ...
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Getting correct linefeeds in emails generated from linux

I have a script that emails certain linux log entries to me, and I read the email in MS Outlook. The problem is that all the lines run together with no linefeeds between the lines. To address this I ...
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What's the quickest way to format a drive (USB, HDD, Floppy) under Linux?

I had fdisk segfault and just wondered if anyone had any other options? EDIT: It was late and that was a dumb question. Good answer though!
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How do I set the date format to ISO globally in Linux?

I would like to globally set the Linux date format to ISO, which looks roughly like this: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 2009-03-16 15:20:00 With varying levels of detail, such as omitting time, seconds, etc. ...
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Quick format vs full format

When formatting a drive as ntfs for a windows XP install, you have an option to choose between a "quick" format and complete format. What is the difference between the two (aside from how long it ...
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Secure Formatting Disks

I heard about people that used tools to recover deleted data and found a lot of unusual data, that after discovered that the their brand new pc in truth was used... When discarding HD's, as sysadmin, ...