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recover a damaged partition table with ext4 fs

I have an external 2TB HD, that should have only one ext4 partition but the partition table is damaged and I'd love to rebuild/restore the partition. Things ain't that easy so here's the longer ...
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Scientific Linux: RAID5 unaccessible after netboot by mistake

A server running old scientific linux 6.0 suffered damage from an enabled netboot during reboot by trying to load some crap from an application server in the same subnet (I saw him stuck somewhere in ...
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Changing partition table, Centos 6.3 on Hetzner Server [closed]

I got from Hetzner a Server with Centos 6.3 + Plesk (2x3TB Software Raid 1), but the disk partition table is in MS-DOS format with no support for more than 2TB partitions. I want to change the ...
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Disaster recovery for RAID and mdadm

I´m having a software raid 5 with 5 2TB members. After partitioning with gparted, my RAID doesn´t work any more... How can I check the consisty of each member? What would be my options, if the ...
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Force unmount of a partition shared through NFS but not used

Not sure if it's better suited for superuser of unix&linux boards, let me know. We have a server which is one of the main key points of a somehow large architecture. This server has a backup ...
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Is there a tool that can take partition table information and partition another based on it?

Is there a tool that can read the partitioning information of a disk and partition another disk based on that information? I don't know whether parted for instance can partition a disk based on a ...
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Back up system partition table

I'm tring to back up the partition table of a Linux Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Actually I'm making the tests with Virtualized machines (VirtualBox). And I have one source system in a virtual disk, another ...
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Why would my servers be losing partition tables?

Over three consecutive days, three of our servers have lost their partition tables. Two of the machines were running linux and the third was a windows machine and all of these servers are on an ...
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how to mount a partition inside a partition

On my linux box I have a block device (/dev/sda5) that has been partitioned inside by a virtual machine. So, when I look inside with fdisk /dev/sda5, I see: sda5p1 sda5p2 and so on. Is it possible ...
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Accidentally overwrote first 400MB of hard drive with ext3 partition - possible to rescue?

Accidentally wrote /dev/zero to the first 371MB of a 500GB disk. Is it possible to rebuild the partition table and/or recover what data hasn't been overwritten?
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I have a NTFS partition now the size of the partition seems to be wrong. Is there an easy way to fix this?

So I I resized a partition and now the partition table seems like it is screwed up. I am running Windows 7. When I open the "Disk Management" The table at the top of the screen show the disk as 139GB. ...