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

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Last time i walked into a SQL-Server with bad formatted disks

How to change the disk configuration on a running system for aligning the partition and changeing the allocation unit to 64KB? Would you adamantly refuse to administrate a misconfigured disk-system? ...
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Linux: Is it safe or recommended to rearrange partitions through SSH?

I've just rented a new server (CentOS 5.4) and I see it has only 3 partitions: /, /boot and the swaping partition. I'd like to create, at least, partitions for /tmp and /var. Would there be any ...
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Partitions on Linux and their CHS dependance

Recently I came into a problem with partitioning WD20EARS disk (with 4k sectors). I needed partitions to be aligned correctly so I just used parted in "unit s" mode and started all partitions at mod8 ...
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Shrink Partition on Production Server

Our production server was only set up with one large partition. I have set up a standby server and properly partitioned it. Now the boss wants the production environment's partition shrunk. It is an ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 preseed unattended install results in faulty partition table

I'm currently trying to set up an unattended installation of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) through preseeding. But whenever I try to create a custom partition scheme, the Debian installer (which Ubuntu is ...
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How to correctly partion WD “Advanced Format” drive (4k sector size) with Disk Druid?

Unaligned Advanced Format drives with sector size of 4k will have degraded performance. How do I make Disk Druid to partition drives correctly?
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Data drive disappearing

We have a Windows 2003 R2 server with SP 2 here that randomly loses a partition. There are two partitions the C: and the D: (the one that disappears). When I go into Disk Management the space shows ...
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Rocksclusters reinstalling nodes partitioning error

I have a HPC based on rocksclusters So when I've added new roll (torque) I send a kickstart command to all nodes to reinstall them. But after loading X installer on nodes all of them showed me an ...
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Active Directory Partition Error

Right now my active directory is failing a dcdiag test. I can find no info online about this error. When I run dcdiag /test:crossrefvalidation, I get the output: .... Doing primary tests ...
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How to get partition information from non-booting server?

Need to manually rebuild a mirrored array on a server and am in the process of reinstalling SBS 2003 on it. However, it's a Dell server, and know that there's the Dell FAT32 diagnostics partition, a ...
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Linux partitioning problem

I am using cfdisk to repartition my hdd as from OS install I only got 1 big partition a swap. I wanted to resize the big partition to 1 GB /boot and use the rest of the space for an extended ...
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VMWare guest OS is not using full hard drive space

I'm wondering if you can give me some insight on how to figure this out. I've recently virtualized a w2k3 server that had 10GB C:\ drive size. Once I finished virtualizing it, I expanded the disk to ...
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Unexpected results from custom partitioning scheme - Ubuntu preseed unattended install

I need some help with partman-auto custom recipe in preseed.... it's doing unexpected things, the docs aren't so clear. This is in my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Server (minimal virtual machine) partitioning

I am setting up a generic Ubuntu server and am trying to figure out the (best) way to partition the machine. Again, this is just a generic one: The default drive is 20GB. Some guides show: Separate ...
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Partition is gone after power failure

Just had a power failure and am just going through my 4 USB disks to remount them and found that 1 (the most important one) is coming back as 'doesn't contain a valid partition table'. What can I do ...
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How to change my W2k8 System Partition?

On my Windows 2008 server, my C: is 1.5 TB, and the partition is marked as: Healthy (Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) and somehow I ended up with a 2GB D: that is marked as ...
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How can I reduce the size of a partition in Windows Server 2008?

I have a smaller SSD that I'd like to use for my dev server. The SSD is smaller than the current OS partition. I'd like to reduce the size of the partition so that I can copy the image over to the SSD ...
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ubuntu - Best way of repartitioning a (running) production server

I've got an (externally hosted) production server running Ubuntu LTS. It serves webpages (rails) and has an svn repository accesible through Apache, and a PostgreSQL db. I've got ssh access to the ...
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Is there software to merge two partitions on the fly in Win XP

I am happy to pay. It is for a client so needs to be simple to use and have a GUI? Do acronis do something?
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Why database partitioning didn't work? Extract from thedailywtf.com

Original link. http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/The-Certified-DBA.aspx. Article summary: The DBA suggests an approach involving rigorous partitioning, 10 partitions per disk (3 actual disks and 3 ...
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What should I encrypt in Debian during install?

I have seen various guides and recommendations on web about how best to do this but nothing that clearly explains the best way and why. So I understand there is a need for part of Debian during ...
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Write to unallocated space on LVM2

I was wondering if there is a way to write to the unallocated space of an lvm2 (linux)... I prefer to have all my partitions encrypted but I'm not quite sure if there were any non-encrypted ...
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windows 2008 Cannot extend volume for c

I have a 150 GB hard drive on a windows 2008 server. 87 GB partition for D:\ 10 GB partition for C:\ I cannot extend/increase the partition for C:\ in the disk manager utility. as described here: ...
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MediaShield RAID 5 is showing up as 760GB when the actual size is 2.7TB

I just finished setting up Windows 2003 Server on my new server, and I started setting up a RAID 5 for it. I have 4x1TB Hard Drives. From MediaSheild RAID Utility (at boot time) the RAID size is ...
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Possible to use LVM partitions inside a vmbuilder created KVM virtual machine?

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 host system with LVM partitions running KVM. I've been creating VMs using vmbuilder using LVM partitions for each VM instead of files for the VMs. When I configure a VM using ...
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In linux, how can I determine what processes are using a block device?

I have a disk in a server that I'm migrating to a LVM volume group. Previously, it was using traditional DOS-disk partitioning, hdb[1-5]. I've unmounted every filesystem from hdb, shut off swap ...
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RAID Virtual Disk Configuration / Partitioning in Operating System?

I have 6 x 1TB SAS for my new server. I want to create 3 partitions: one for OS, one for Virtual Machines, one for share data. There are 2 options for me: Option A: Create 3 Virtual Disks in RAID ...
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Windows Server 2003 System Partition too Small

I have a server from dell that came pre-configured with windows server 2003 on a 12gb system partition. After 2 years of running the system partition is almost out of space (I assume from all the ...
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Fix wrong hard drive partition size after install

I'm not 100% sure how to phrase this: While installing Win 2008 the screen asked me where to install the OS (I only have 1 hard drive) It said: 2 GB was partioned for the OS and 160 GB were ...
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Filesystem to share projects across platforms

We do very cross-platform development, so it's not strange to see boxes with Linux and 2 or 3 versions of Windows. So far I have a SVN working copy of our projects in each platform, which becomes ...
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Free partition manager for Windows 2003 server?

I'm looking for a free partition manager running under Windows 2003 server. On Windows XP, I use Easeus Partition Master, but it's non-free for Windows 2003 server. I don't want to use a live CD. Any ...
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any way to merge disk partitions on same drive (Windows)?

I have two partitions on an SSD drive (8GB and 24GB), since when installing Windows it accidentially sliced off a small partition rather than using the whole drive. Is there anyway to merge these ...
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Partition adjustment on live server

Windows Server 2008 SP2 I have a server currently running several sites in production. It is partitioned in such a way that the System partition is small with just windows and the necessary program ...
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Dell PowerVault MD3000 2TB partition size limit

I've a MD3000 and the max partition size that I can allocate is 2TB. Is there any way, through firmware updates or other trickery, to allocate a useful amount of space to a partition, 4TB say? Is it ...
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Windows 2003 + SQL 2005 for WSS 3 disk topology

For financial reasons we are limited to Windows 2003 and SQL Server 2005 to host Windows SharePoint Services v3, I am looking at the disk topology at the moment and a little unsure if I have got it ...
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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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Is it possible and how to mount an AIX disk into Linux?

I have a disk from a AIX server that I need to explore in order to recover some data (the server is down). Is it possible to mount AIX partitions on Linux? How?
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SQL Server Partial Backups

We currently distribute snapshots of our database to our stores by using rdiff on compressed backups of the entire database. In order to optimize how long it takes to both create these backups, and ...
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Merging partitions in Ubuntu 9.10

The current partition setup on my laptop install looks something like this - Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 ...
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KVM + LVM: Where to put LVM?

Hy, I'm currently setting up a new Server using libvirt+kvm. Afterwards there should be about 5 virtual-machines on this server running (+some testing machines). The storage is put on a raid-5 device ...
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linux virtualbox guest (windows host) to physical partition

I'm currently running a linux virtual machine on a windows XP host with virtualbox(3.1.2) and I would like to copy it and run it on a partition of my machine. I want to use my vm as primary os but ...
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how important is a partition schema for xen guests?

i recently came across this post on the importance of partitions, and was impressed, but is this relevant for servers running as guests in xen? if so, how/what do i partition? Thank you
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Ubuntu Linux install from USB - no partition table

I am using Ubuntu Live CD version 9.10 32 bit. I can see my other FAT32 drives and access them in the Live session but when I try to install, the drives are unmounted (their shortcuts are removed from ...
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Rescue Partition setup HOWTO

Could someone point me to a HOWTO on setting up a rescue partition the way it is described here: http://serverfault.com/questions/62976/fsck-root-filesystem-on-a-remote-machine/63007#63007 I'm about ...
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Restoring a smaller partition image to larger partition using dd

I recently backed up an 11GB ext4 partition to a file using dd, repartitioned, and restored the file to a 40GB partition. parted now shows the partition as 40GB, Nautilus reads it as 11GB, and both ...
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ln -s vs mount --bind

Is there any practical difference between using ln -s or mount --bind? I want to move some folders to another partition, without changing their daemon setting, and wonder what approach I should take. ...
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Only one primary partition can be “active”, What about logical drive?

As far as I understand "active" means that a partition is bootable, therefore an operating system can be installed on it. I just installed an Operating System on one of my logical partition and it's ...
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Install Windows 2008R2 on second partition and have it show up as D

On my hard-drive I have 2 partitions, on the first one I've installed Windows 2008 SP2 on the second Windows 2008 R2. Whenever I boot in R2 drive D shows up as C. How can I prevent this? (I want to ...
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Command-line partition reboot selection

I want to schedule a reboot to a temporary partition from the command line on a X86 Linux box without manual intervention. Is it possible that this can be done. As I see it I have only one option ...
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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?. ...