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how to add a raw device on RHL

I am using a server to which someone added a harddisk. I am struggling to get this to work. I am a regular Linux user (but haven't done this stuff before). I have googled up and tried to follow the ...
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Why does fdisk have a discrepancy in translating units between cylinder and sectors?

We were re-partitioning a virtual disk to increase the size of an LVM's physical volume. This is how we initially performed this: $ fdisk /dev/sdb # delete partition fdisk> d ? 1 # create new ...
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Are disk partition labels or UUIDS stored in the partition area itself or in some other area of the hard disk? [duplicate]

Are disk partition labels or UUIDS stored in the partition area itself or in some other area of the hard disk? e.g If the dd command is used is used to copy the raw partition image from one partition ...
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395 views

No space left on device

I have a vServer and I can't upload/copy files. It says "no space left on device" but I have like 130 GB on my hdd. This is what it shows on: df -h / df -h / Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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is it possible to restore a deleted raw partition after a new partition & volume was created

a a raw partition was deleted from a disk, a new partition & volume was created. a bit of data has been written to the volume already. Given the above scenario: 1 - is it possible to restore the ...
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Is there a hook that I can use to detect if one of my hard drive partitions on my server is full?

I have a server with a partition that contains all the uploaded files from my users... It gets empty after the files received are send to the CDN. Everything works. But I am worried that one day the ...
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Can LVM and Traditional Partitions Coexist?

Can you set up a machine in which different drives are formatted as either LVM volumes or as traditional partitions and mix and match the two? For e.g. have the LVM volume mounted as / and /home and ...
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2answers
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Resize Debian in VirtualBox [closed]

I have a VM with one HD of size 3GB and I'd like to enlarge its HD to 7GB. So I execute this command on the host (while guest is shutdown): VBoxManage modifyhd debian.vdi --resize 7168 Then I run ...
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2answers
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LOCK/Password Protect home partition

I have access to a server with SSH and for some reason I want to LOCK/Password protect or encrypt the home partition. Its very important for me to do it in the best possible way, I don't want anyone ...
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1answer
455 views

How to resize two RAID-1 partitions?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server with two 3TB disks and Software-RAID 1. Currently they are partitioned as follows: # discus Mount Total Used Avail Prcnt Graph / ...
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473 views

How to effectively partition a new server?

I'm a developer but I've been assigned to a new project were it seems I'll have to wear the IT hat too. Company bought a new server were we'll be running an application which basically "translates" ...
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1answer
75 views

How to create a boot hdd and copy windows files onto it?

I have a zip archive containing installed windows xp embedded operating system. How can I copy files onto HDD to make it bootable? I went to disk part, converted hdd to mbr, created primary active ...
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2answers
201 views

Recover a deleted partition by mistake (FAT32)

I deleted by mistake a FAT32 (I think it was fat32) partition in a external drive, searching I got through this post: ...
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1answer
615 views

FreeBSD: Error creating new slice using gpart

The virtual hard disk of one of my VPS has been enlarged, and I want to create a new ZFS slice using the extra space, but I couldn't be able to perform that. # gpart add -s 10G -t freebsd-zfs da0 ...
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2answers
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Move /var to new set of disks

I currently only have remote access to this CentOS box, I need to move /var form the primary RAID to a new set of disks that was installed with more space, My current thoughts on how to accomplish ...
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1answer
630 views

Extending local Storage Repository in XenServer 6.0

My server has 2x 3-disk RAID 5 arrays. This weekend I plan on deleting the second array and adding the HDDs to the first array. However how would I go about extending the partition in XenServer 6.0 ...
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2answers
246 views

Repartitioning two disks without a loss of data

I am interning at a software company and I have hit somewhat of a brick wall. Here is the deal: The Problem: We have some boxes around here that were incorrectly partitioned for 2 x 500 GB drives. ...
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Repartitioning two disks without a loss of data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repartitioning two disks without a loss of data I am interning at a software company and I have hit somewhat of a brick wall. Here is the deal: The Problem: We have ...
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1answer
91 views

Cloning a two partition HDD onto a smaller HDD and maintaining MBR

I have a hard disk(A) containing two partitions - A1 is a NTFS partition containing a windows OS, and A2 is an NTFS partition containing data. I want to copy both of these partitions onto a different, ...
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1answer
56 views

Hard Disk Un-used space

I have a hard drive of 150gb. I recently cloned a vmdk as physical onto this hard disk. My question is, because the vmdk was 90gb of partition space, the rest of my 150gb space is not shown as a ...
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842 views

Moving OpenVZ /vz partition to separate drive

I've got an OpenVZ box that's running out of hard drive space. It has a single drive that contains the system and vz partitions. I'd like to install a new drive and move the vz partition to it. This ...
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1answer
420 views

cfdisk quits with a fatal error in regards to the partition table

fresh install. 'cfdisk /dev/sda' gives the following output: "FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 2: Partition ends in the final partial cylinder" what could be the reason for this to happen and what ...
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1answer
83 views

Can I recover a non-system disk deleted during 2008 R2 setup?

I've done a truly stupid thing and 'deleted' the data disk on a Server 2008 R2 box. Can I recover it? If so, how? I was rebuilding the box because a motherboard change had broken things. I've ...
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1answer
597 views

Properly copy partition data to another disk?

I have a disk with separate partitions for each folder (/usr, /var, /home etc.) and wish to transfer the whole thing to another disk that is slightly larger, now I do not wish to keep the partition ...
0
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1answer
138 views

HDD Partitionning on a live system under Debian and ext3

I have my server running under Debian using ext3. All the whole root is into a single main partition on a single hard drive. I would like to create a second ext3 partition on the same hard drive. So ...
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1answer
153 views

Adding a new HDD into a Debian box and partition it

I have a Debian Squeeze 6.0 box running an SVN hosting service all in a single HDD. I have this important folder that I would want to transfer to the new HDD: /backups For the moment, this folder ...
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3answers
197 views

One all-enclosing partition or just use the entire device?

I received a 1TB hard drive that had a single 1TB partition. Because we do not need partitions on the drive (and I disliked using the path /dev/sdc1 instead of /dev/sdc), I went to fdisk, deleted the ...
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1answer
658 views

Hard-Disk Performance: Two Partitions (Raid) vs One Large Partition (Raid) for VMs?

I have a dedicated machine (host) that will host two guests (Virtual Machines via KVM). What is better in regard to IO Performance: Sorry, important update, by RAID I mean RAID-1 (and I will not ...
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1answer
392 views

Which part of of a hard drive has the highest throughput, beginning or end of drive?

If I create a partition at the end of the drive does that create the partition on the outside of the platter where the data is passing under the drive heads fastest?
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5answers
267 views

How to undelete an accidentally removed partition?

A colleague of mine just removed and repartitioned a disc (NTFS) that we wanted to backup. After he realized his mistake he didn't do anything else. Is it possible to recover any of the files that ...
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2answers
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how can i move ext3 partition to the beginning of drive without losing data?

I have a 500GB external drive. It had two partitions, each around 250GB. I removed the first partition. I'd like to move the 2nd to the left, so it consumes 100% of the drive. How can this be ...
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2answers
1k views

Good Partition for Postgresql Server

I'm setting up a dedicated postgresql server on ubuntu, using 500GB RAID 1. I'm wondering if someone might share a simple, yet effective partitioning schema that I can use, since I'm pretty new to all ...
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3answers
664 views

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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4answers
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Data Recovery Software (Formatted Hard Drive)

Well... I'd really appreciate your help on this one. It's like this: someone decided to reinstall Windows on his PC, but did not make any backups, and there are a lot of things (well... photos, ...
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595 views

I mistakenly `dd if=/floppy-image of=/dev/sda` and erased my entire partition

I think I have just made the worst mistake one can made - please help me recovering from it. A guy from another room came over said to me this is a BIOS update (or something similar) for the new ...
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1answer
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partition, drive and volume and SYSTEM_DRV

I am checking the hard drive on my new Lenovo T400 laptop, where Windows 7 has been installed. System Information of Windows 7 says there are three partitions 1.17 GB, 221.95 GB and 9.77 GB, but ...
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Can I symlink my Windows data to another hard drive?

When I upgrade to Windows 7, I would like to keep the Windows installation and my data separate. Possibly install Windows itself on a small SSD for the performance gain. I know I can tell Windows ...
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6answers
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How can I convert a logical partition to a primary partition?

I had my primary partitions maxed out but I deleted some and now I want to make one of my logical partitions a primary. Can I do this with gparted or other free tools? Thanks
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2answers
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Can I repartition/reconfigure Debian to use extra disk space without wiping everthing?

I installed Debian inside a Virtual Machine on my mac using WMWare Fusion using the default settings (8gig harddrive space) but it's now full. I've upped the disk allowance in the VWWare settings but ...
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8answers
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Hard drive partitioning software for Windows

I'm looking for a good disk partitioning/management software suite. I've been using Acronis Disk Director but I've had a few data corruption issues which I think might be related to it (especially ...
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7answers
880 views

Maximum paritions on single harddisk?

How many maximum partitions can we create on a single drive? I remember getting error once when I had created somewhere around 16 partitions on same disk. Why put this limit? What is the problem with ...
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2answers
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How can I set the disk partition alignment using linux tools?

After reading Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL Server, I just want to give those advices a try, but on my linux test server. What are the required parameters in order to set the ...
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How can I increase the size of a Windows 2003 NTFS partition?

I have a very important server running Windows Server 2003 and my System partition is becoming too small, it's slowing down the machine. I have already tried all the cleaning stuff and transferring ...
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4answers
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Windows 7 won't recognize my data disk partition [closed]

Help! i can't access my data disk! I got 2 harddisks The first one contained one partition with Windows XP on it. the second harddisk contained one partition used only to store data(non-bootable). ...
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3answers
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Best way to partition 1TB drive for windows7?

Linux admins usually split their hard-drives into partitions for /usr space, os space and whole other kinds of swapness. I know windows7 requires 20GB at least for the OS to be installed. What is the ...
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6answers
2k views

Can a Virtual HDD be shrink down?

I have a Virtual machine and i am using VMWare Workstation to run it. The vmdk file, which is the virtual hard drive, is in excess of 40GB. When i start the virtual Machine i can see that i have only ...
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5answers
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How do you repair a damaged or corrupt partition?

I have a user with an external hard drive that is no longer recognised: the drive letter does not appear in My Computer. The drive is a Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WD2500C032) With ...
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How can I find out what hard disks are attached to a Linux box?

Here's an easy question for you guys: How do I find out what hard drives are attached to a linux box? I'm hoping for a single command that can give me a nice list of all ata/scsi/etc drives. I've ...