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How bad is it really to install Linux on one big partition?

We will be running CentOS 7 on our new server. We have 6 x 300GB drives in raid6 internal to the server. (Storage is largely external in the form of a 40TB raid box.) The internal volume comes to ...
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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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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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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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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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Lost Partition on x3650

I have a RAID6 array with 1 logical drive. 3.7TB. The partition has been lost. I've tried several program to recover the partition. The most promising of the bunch was MiniTool Partition Wizard. It ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Spreading a table's partitions across drives

With nearly a billion rows, we have to split up individual partitions across SSDs with about 4 partitions of them in each SSD. The table's current schema: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `a` ( `id` ...
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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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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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Expanding partition (xfs) of a virtual machine

OS: Ubuntu 14.04, partition table: Model: VMware Virtual disk (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 37.6GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type ...
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Why third partition of /dev/sda is shown as /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda3?

I have two 3 TB disks in hardware RAID-1 (mirroring), controller DELL PERC H310 (it is a Dell PowerEdge R420 server). I have three partitions on the same disk. df and fdisk commands shows the third ...
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Does this partition setup look OK for Centos 6.x and Plesk panel?

I have a new server with 2x3TB HDD, I want to setup software raid 1; When I use host's automatic install it makes my largest partition 2TB and the other 1TB a separate partition (not nice). So I am ...
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“Can't create table” when having to many partitions

I am currently having a problem I dont understand. Wherever I look it says mySQL (5.5) / InnoDB doesnt have a table limit. I wanted to test the InnoDB compression and was about to create an empty ...
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Merge partition with EFI in the middle (Windows)

I bought a Chuwi Hi12 tablet. It's a double boot windows+android 64gb tablet. I don't need the Android part, so I would like to merge the Android space to the C: drive. But: there's a "SYSTEM" "EFI ...
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Rewrite partition table for 1 HFS+ partition

2 hard drives in an enclosure got their partition tables corrupted, I'm guessing due to some error with the RAID controller (set on JBOD, never changed it or triggered any RAID initialization). Both ...
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accidentally set windows sbs2008 data drive as backup drive how recover partition

A data drive in windows small business server 2008 was accidentally added to the list of backup devices, so of course the backup software repartitioned the drive for that purpose. Before any backups ...
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difference between “Standard Partition” and “Primary partition”

What is the difference between "Standard Partition" and "Primary partition" ? What is a standard partition exactly? Thanks.