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

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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 ...
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Can I make an ext3 filesystem recognize (and use) the entire partition?

Using gparted and partimage from SysRescCD I recently made a backup image of the partition containing my Ubuntu installation, deleted all partitions except for the original Windows partitions ...
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How to translate sfdisk command to parted command

I'm currently involved in modifying some system setup scripts to use parted rather than sfdisk, and I'm not entirely sure how to convert those commands. The existing sfdisk command is passed numeric ...
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Windows 2008R2 x64 large partition size not usable

I have installed a win2k8r2 system on a large (4Tb) drive. During the setup I made my C: drive 300Gb, wanting to use the rest as a large data partition (was hoping GPT can be used), but after the ...
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Accidentally marked a USB hard-disk as “Active”: consequences?

In the "Disk management" section of the "Computer management" console I accidentally hit the context menu option "Mark as Active Partition" for an external USB hard-disk, that was connected on a ...
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FreeNas on Dell Powervault 745N: 2TB Limit?

I want to purchase 2 x 2TB drives, and install FreeNas on my Dell Powervault 745N. People on the internets seem to be having trouble with the MD3000 firmware, and I want to make sure I can solve any ...
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Solaris mounting partitions

I'm trying to mount a partition in solaris 10... bash-3.00# mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 /data mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 is already mounted or /data is busy As far as I know c0t0d0s3 isn't already ...
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How to resize ext3 partition without having physical access to the server

I have a server with 2 hard drives mounted as raid 1 using Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 5.0G 5.0G 0 100% / varrun ...