A partition is a means of logically dividing a computing resource (most frequently disk storage)

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Linux - Best file system for /var/log partition? [closed]

I am under Debian Squeeze 6.0. What is the best file system for the /var/log partition, and why ?
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Logical Partition on Two Drives Already in RAID 1+0

I am setting up a new server from scratch. It has two 160gb HDs that are set up in a RAID 1+0 for fault tolerance. This server, and two others like it, will be used for terminal services and IIS. My ...
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Why use multiple partitions on a rhel server?

I'm about to reformat and reinstall CentOS onto an old server. The server runs on a modest 30 node small business network and has a variety of responsibilities including MySQL, a Samba share, DHCPd &...
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How to recover this Linux partition?

I have this netbook, where the partition table looks like this ~$ fdisk netbook.dd Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 5 will be corrected by w(rite) Command (m for help): p Disk ...
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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 ...
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Webserver Partitioning Scheme

How would you allocate around 18.5 GB (don't laugh) on a linux install for a webserver? I'm installing opensuse 11.3. I know I need to allocate a lot to /var, but not sure how much to allocate to /. ...
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How to apply LVM properly to a server already with multiple partitions?

My question is, what if a server I were going to administer had their own partitions, such as one for /usr, /var, /home, /tmp and root - How would I handle them after utilizing LVM?: Lets say I ...
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Booting FreeBSD from whole-disk ZFS pool?

I have a FreeBSD fileserver configured with one ZFS pool created from whole disk devices. That is, the pool was created like this: zpool create pool0 raidz ada0 ada1 ada2 This means the disks have ...
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Partitioning an External HDD

I have an external hdd and i want to partion it into 2 partitions which are ext4 and ntfs. Is that OK with this kind of partitioning and Is there a problem with partitioning an external hdd rather ...
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Strategy for SQL Server Partitioning

I have the following requirement: We store daily order details for 10 companies for the past year. Date              Company &...
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Use a separate partition to host tomcat's webapps

Hi I'm setting up s serie of tomcat server. And i've read a security guide. They say that, it's a good idea to host tomcat's webapps folder on a different partition than the rest of tomcat files. I'm ...
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Debian - What is the purpose of splitting root folder into separate partitions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sell partitioning to me Actually, my whole / folder is into a single partition. So what is the purpose of putting, for instance, the /var/log folder or the /home folder ...
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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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Monitor partition size on Debian

How can I monitor my /backups partition on my Debian-Lenny box? I have sendmail and I would like to receive an email when my partition gets over, for instance, 80% of its total size.
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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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HDD partition corrupting

I manage a server for a nursing home. The system is running 3 x 320GB SAS drives in a RAID5 array. This is split into 6 partitions. The partition which stores all the users profiles becomes corrupt ...
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Uninstalling old kernels from Redhat boot partition

Took over an older system and found that the /boot partition was 90% full. After some searching on the net I found that there are older kernels installed that's taking up disk space. Doing rpm -qa |...
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NTFS (bootcamp) overwritten by HFS+ (time machine)

While setting up Time Machine over network for a Mac in the Office, I accidentally picked Bootcamp drive instead of the network drive as backup disk (the Mac is entirely set in Chinese, I was guessing ...
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Get exact size in bytes of a disk & partitions in windows

I'm using dd (under cygwin) to copy a shadow image of a disk in windows. Shadow copy will only give me a partion, so what I am doing is: 1) using dd to grab the disk header (32k on Win2003) 2) using ...
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Encrypted partitions with redundancy on ubuntu server

Hey I have to make a file system with an encrypted partition with on ubuntu server. something like Unencrypted: / - 10 GB /home - 10GB /var - 5GB -------------- Encrypted: /opt - 50GB This I can ...
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No device file for partition on logical volume (Linux LVM)

I created a logical volume (scandata) containing a single ext3 partition. It is the only logical volume in its volume group (case4t). Said volume group is comprised by 3 physical volumes, which are ...
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Partition and mount my secondary hard drive on CentOS 5.5 64bit?

I am trying to prepare my second hard drive for user image uploads. Here is the current layout: # sudo parted /dev/sda print Model: ATA WDC WD2500KS-00M (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 250GB Sector size (...
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Resize ntfs system partitions with GParted?

Trying to resize 2 ntfs system and boot partitions (windows 2003 server) using GParted. Goal: Resize D: (/dev/sda1) to ~850G - this is the boot drive with D:\ntldr, boot.ini, etc. Resize C: (/dev/...
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How to recover data from re-partitioned hard drive

I have an external HDD that has been mistakenly re-partitioned and some data written on it. Previous Partitions were: 480GB NTFS + 20GB FAT32 New partition is all FAT32 and only 70mb of data has ...
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creating and mounting a logical volume

I don't know if my question makes any sense. I have never tried this sort of thing before. What I would like to do is create one logical volume spanning multiple physical partitions like /dev/sdb1, /...
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Re-partition Hyper-V Server Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) with Windows Server 2003 installed

can anyone recommend a re-partitioning tool to resize the primary partition of a VHD that I’ve just expanded by a couple of GB which has windows server 2003 32bit standard installed. I'm using Windows ...
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centos 100% disk full - How to remove log files, history, etc?

mysqld won't start because disk space is full: 101221 14:06:50 [ERROR] /usr/libexec/mysqld: Error writing file '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid' (Errcode: 28) 101221 14:06:50 [ERROR] Can't start server: ...
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Best way to copy large amount of data between partitions

I'm looking to transfer data across 2 lv of an HP-UX server. I have a couple of those transfers to do, some of which are mostly binary (Oracle tablespace...) and some others are more text files (logs.....
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How to dump the GPT under Ubuntu Lucid?

Is there a tool on Ubuntu Lucid which can dump the GPT (GUID partition table) of a block device in a human-readable form? The most important information I'm interested in is the byte offset of each ...
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Maximum partition size on Windows 7

Windows XP has a maximum partition size of 2 TB, which is a real pain for me since I have a 16-drive NAS. At the moment I just access it in 2 TB chunks, but as I add drives this will get to be even ...
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/home partition stuck

I have development box with apache and userdir mod enabled. Sometimes, entire /home partition becomes inaccessible. Apache can't access scripts stored there, and I cant cd to /home nor ls its ...
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Can hard drive partitions be corrupted?

Our previous sysadmin created several partitions inside one hard drive in the fileserver, saying that it minimizes corruption: In case one partition goes bad, it doesn't affect others. Question:...
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Windows Server 2008 Backup Failure on WinRE Partition

I'm setting up Windows Server 2008 R2 backup for the first time. When I try to do a test backup, it fails almost immediatly with the following error message. Log Name: Application Source: ...
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is it possible to create a hidden encrypted /home partition in linux

i know it's possible to encrypt your home partition (migration of home shown in the link) http://sysphere.org/~anrxc/j/articles/ecryptfs/index.html but later i found out that this is possible to ...
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how to increase the space of root partition by taking space from a xen PV

I am stuck in pretty weird situation. I hope somebody here will help me. I have one centOS server with XEN installed on it. XEN has 3-4 virtual machiens running on it. As required by XEN, this server ...
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Does shrinking making space available to partitions everywhere?

In Disk Management for Windows 2008, I have an extended partition that looks like this: |----X:\ Drive----||----Y:\ Drive----||-------Z:\ Drive-------| I am running out of space for the Y: drive. I ...
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installing package kernel-2.6.36-2.x86_64 needs 52MB on the / filesystem

I am receiving the error: installing package kernel-2.6.36-2.x86_64 needs 52MB on the / filesystem how can I safely expand the "/" partition? Thanks
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What happens “under the hood” when Windows moves data to a location shares the same root path as the source?

To be clear, I am talking about a move operation within the same partition. For example, say I were to move a file up one directory; before the move, I have "C:\temp\test.txt", after the move I have "...
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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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creating a more than 4 primary partitions

i was moving my partitions here and there and i end up deleting my swap partition and currently i have 4 partitions and when i try to format ( note : the unallocated part ) some unallocated space ...
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mdadm lvm and ext4 slowness - How can I speed it up?

I can't figure out why I'm getting such terrible times out of my mdadm and in particular the lvm partitions in it. I made the raid: mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=5 --chunk=1024 --raid-...
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Recover lost NTFS partition on SSD

About 2 month ago I upgraded my Dell Latitude E6500 laptop with a Corsair Force F120 SSD drive. Everything worked well until about a week or so back. I started the computer and was faced with a beep ...
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back-up database in Linux partition from windows partition!

Hello I am in a very embarrassing situation, I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 10.04 from ubuntu 9.10 yesterday and while updating I forgot to put my laptop on charger and the battery ran out. Since ...
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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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how to install windows on a logical partition created by ubuntu

when i try to install windows xp on /dev/sda5 windows tell me that it can not write on /dev/sda1 how can i install windows xp on /dev/sda5? with out messing up some thing or is it not possible to ...
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Mount secondary partition on Hyper-V Server guest

My Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 box has 2 partitions, one for the OS and a second for data. Can I configure my guest virtual machines to have access to that data partition? Preferably so that the guest OS ...
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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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What is the best way to repartition the system drive on a Windows domain controller?

I have a Windows 2003 server that is the primary domain controller for the network. It has a RAID 1 array that houses the 'C' and 'D' drives. And a RAID 5 array that houses the 'E' drive. The C:\ ...
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Can we mount multiple disks as one directory?

Are there way to mount the different disks as one directory? Assuming I have some disks with ext4 partitions: /dev/sda1 1Tb mounted as /store1 /dev/sda2 2Tb mounted as /store2 /dev/sdb1 2Tb mounted ...
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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 ...