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

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Debian 8 AMI only using 8GB partition

Every Debian 8 Jessie AMI that I launch in Amazon Web Services is only putting the root OS onto an 8GB partition regardless of what I set the size to at launch time. I know there is some documentation ...
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How to change the boot order if Two boot partitions exist on the Linux Machine

I have an open vpn server running on my Ubuntu server 14.04.I took the backup of hard disk /dev/xvda (which includes the boot files) to an img file using the dd command. Machine A dd if=/dev/xvda of=...
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How to btrfs check a root partition

I'm sure the reason I'm having a brain fart is because it's late, but how can I go about performing a btrfs check on the root partition? The device needs to be unmounted, which can't happen because ...
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merging 2 virtual hard disks on a cloud server

I have a cloud server based on Windows Server 2008 r2, with 2 hard disks, one with O.S. installed on it, the other one is empty. Both the disk have 30GB of space. The first one is almost full and I ...
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Merge Logical Volume groups

I want to increase root LVM volume space. Is it possible to merge LogVol01 to LogVol00? My LVM setup looks like this: [root@server~]# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move ...
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/home /opt /tmp /usr /var on a single partition of another hard drive Debian 8 [closed]

I have a production server for which I would like to move the /home, /opt, /tmp, /user, /var to the ~300GB partition specially created for this purpose. No straightforward explanation found on how to ...
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What steps to follow new disk space is added to linux platform? [closed]

I am trying to learn linux environment. I have a VM based on RHEL 6.6 64-bit. One of system engineers told me he added 20GB disk space to the VM. If I want to use that disk space properly what steps I ...
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Can't remove LVM thinpool - unable to deactivate tdata, tmeta

I somehow messed up some thinly provisioned lvm volumes on ubuntu 14.04 and now I want to start fresh by deleting the thinpool with all its volumes and data inside. Unfortunatelly this failes and I ...
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How to remove installed third party product from root parition and reinstall it on a diferent partition?

I am newbie to linux. I have read about drive/partition/volume of linux for better understanding of what I am about to deal with. Here is the situation. I am a IBM BPM application developer and I ...
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Change partitions of disk with RAID and LVM

TL;DR: How to combine RAID + LVM partitions online (not touching rootfs)? I have a server which was used for something else before and had a certain partition structure create. df -h shows ...
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Sql Partitionning a table time by time [closed]

I try to do a partioning into a SQL table with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. I want to do this partition all night at 23h. For example i put all lines with a 0(on the column) on my ...
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how to work with actual hard drive when mirror drive stop working linux?

i have linux/Ubuntu server 2 hard drives mirror with raid. unfortunately one partition is having EXT-fs4 error (/dev/md2) .. aborting journel frequently.. after reboot it fixes but happens again.. ...
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Is reboot necessary after expanding a disk/partition?

I'm running a virtual machine (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) on VMware ESXi. The virtual machines needed extra storage as to why i raised the disk size in ESXi, and ran pationing etc. from the virtual machine ...
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How to mount new logical volume (adding to fstab and mtab)?

I created a new LV for the first time using this command: lvcreate -L 20G -n iew-vm-lv /dev/ubuntu-vg #create the new LV When I try running mount /dev/ubuntu-vg/iew-vm-lv, I get the following ...
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RHEL expand disk size

Notice: I know this type of question has been asked (many times) before, but I have some remarks about the provided answers. I run a RHEL (7.1) VM on Hyper-V. The VM has 2 IDE disks attached. I need ...
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Linux file formats [closed]

On my RHEL system, I gave the following command: # file -sL /dev/sd* Here is the output that I received: /dev/sda: x86 boot sector; GRand Unified Bootloader, stage1 version 0x3, boot drive 0x80, ...
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Partition new HP ProLiant server with Intelligent Provisioning

Trying to install Windows 2012 R2 on a new ProLiant server using Intelligent Provisioning. Using SSA I created a RAID 5 array. IP wants to install the OS on the full drive, I want to create a 150GB ...
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Linux recover faile [closed]

I really did a big mistake. I have a partition sda6 for backup, when writing the iso to a pendrive, instead of typing sdb6, i've typed sda6, is there any way to get back the files
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Reducing the Size of a Partition in RAID1 CentOS

I need to reduce the size of a partition in RAID1. The current configuration of the disks are shown below: (parted) select /dev/sda Using /dev/sda (parted) p Model: ATA ST1000NM0011 (scsi) Disk /dev/...
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CentOS 6.7 Completely remove RAID. Clode disks and boot from /dev/sda [closed]

I am completely new to Linux. I have inherited a dedicated server hosted somewhere in Germany. The OS is CentOS release 6.7 (Final) 64bit. The server has two 3TB disks in software RAID-1 configuration....
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Unable to access logical drive presented to Windows 2008 R2

I have a virtual disk that I'm presenting as a LUN to a Windows 2008 R2 host. When I log into the host after presenting the disk and go to disk management it shows up as 4 different primary ...
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what different is there between /dev/xvdb and /dev/xvdb1

I wanna make a new volume available on Linux, then I've read AWS's doc and rackspace's doc. I find that there is a little different. AWS's doc tell the setp this: format the volume mkfs -t ext4 /...
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>11GB free space, but it says 100% disk usage?

$ df -i /mnt/large_linux/ Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on /dev/sda1 29376512 1035086 28341426 4% /mnt/large_linux $ df /mnt/large_linux/ Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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Moving /usr on ArchLinux

my root partition is full, and, by a mistake during installation, my /usr was not splited on different partition. Now, when I move this, configure fstab like following: UUID=partitionuuid-...
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LVM showing fuller than it is [duplicate]

I have a LVM setup on my server and recently it reported the partition /var as being full. I extended it and extended the file system to get over the immediate problem. But on further investigation, ...
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Resized ubuntu partition not showing properly in VMWare

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in windows under vmware workstation 11. I ran out of diskspace on the VM (I had it set it to 30GB). Within the VM Properties - I have expanded the diskspace to 60GB. I ...
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fdisk partition is unmounted and mounted at the same time

I installed Mint on VBox. I want to learn how to create, delete, and actually, manage partitions in Linux console (yeah I know GParted, that's not the point). The problem is, when I want to delete ...
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How to resize LVM thinpool?

I am trying to partition an ubuntu 14.04.3 server where I need to have thinly provisioned LVM volumes of 20G in size. Therefore I created a thinpool of 20G and inside a LVM volume of equal size. Now ...
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Convert Grub4Dos Volume to NTFS

I can't run Windows Backup because one of the critical volumes is not NTFS. I have identified the partition, but I want to make sure it is safe to convert to NTFS. I have 3 partitions: System ...
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How Do I resize a partition? [closed]

I have the following FIle system setup currently. I need as much room as i can get in ./home. root@Jm2:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 20G 7.6G 11G 42% ...
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CentOS cant grow partition

I have the following problem: I have a CentOS 7 VM virtualized by Hyper-V. Initially the Disk was about 200GB since it was only used as a MailServer. Now I'm running low on available diskspace and I ...
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how do I plan partitions for LUKS encryption of a CentOS 7 server?

A CentOS 7 web server needs encryption at rest. I would like to use LUKS encryption for this, but I need direction to plan how. Can I use LUKS encryption to encrypt the entire drive as one unit on a ...
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Where can I find dskprobe.exe for Server 2012 R2?

As the question suggests, where can I find dskprobe.exe for Windows Server 2012 R2? I need dskprobe to recover a deleted partition and I can not find the application anywhere on my server and looking ...
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Resizing partition fdisk fails with invalid argument

I recently resized a VPS from a 50GB SSD to a 300GB SSD through my hoster's control panel. I now am trying to resize my main partition with fdisk to be able to use all the new space. However, fdisk ...
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How to expand a NTFS partition that is in the middle?

I am running into an issue expanding my C:\ drive, which is in the middle and I have carved space before/after it for other stuff. This is a virtual environment (VMware) and the OS is Windows 2012 R2....
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HD recognized by BIOS but not Linux or GParted

I have an old (2007) Dell Precision Workstation 690 with Ubuntu 12.04. It has 2 mirrored 139G SAS drives for OS and 2 WD Black 2TB data drives that were formatted ext4 and rsynced and had my virtual ...
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How can I create a GPT partition label and mount the partition using it's label in Ubuntu?

I'm trying to assign a partition label to a GPT partition, and use that partition label as an identifier for mounting in Ubuntu 14.04. So first I setup GPT and created a partition on the volume: ~# ...
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In Linux what is the difference between a data partition and a folder? [closed]

I believe that examples of data partitions are /usr/ and /bin/. But these are just folders in the root directory, right? So is a data partition a folder in the root directory.
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Linux OS installed as a guest OS on VMware Workstation v10.0.2 doesn't show all partitions as is shown when installed ona physical HP server

I'm very new to VMWARE. I've a customized RHEL 6.6 for one of my application which if install on a physical HP Gen8 DL380p server, shows the partitions /apps, /,/boot,/tmp,/var,/usr,/swap When I use ...
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How to resize a root persistent disk of a Drupal/Debian instance on Google Compute Engine

It's about a Drupal 7 site running on a debian 7 virtual machine instance on Google Compute Engine, deployed by this tutoriel Actually noting is running because boot/root disk full, MySQL crash ... ...
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How to tell mdadm to use a partition as/instead of a block-device?

I have four 500GB disks which were set up as a Linux Software-RAID 5 volume during the Debian install (next to the system drive which is a SSD). One of the drives (sda) went bad and now I am trying to ...
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df shows bad information on partition usage

I've tried to deal with this for days now with no luck. In this forum and also in other ones I can see a lot of discussion about this but none of the solutions have worked for me. My current ...
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Creative way to shrink a live ext4 filesystem from cloud provider?

When buying droplets, as DigitalOcean calls their cloud VM's, they are always configured with one large ext4 partition. I have an app that needs an LVM partition, so I need a creative way to shrink ...
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Is a partition necessary when using RAID?

I have configured raid1 on two of my disks. I am not using a partition, because I want to use the entire disk. Is this correct? The command lsblk produces the following output for my disks: sdc ...
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issue in increasing disk size in ubuntu guest vmware

Have followed link I was trying to increase the size of my disk allocated to ubuntu guest in vmware below are the things i have already done Increased max setting in vmware settings - Done ...
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Cloning LVM partitions

I need to clone a CentOS installation from a 1TB disk partitioned with LVM, to several identical machines. The disk is mostly empty since only the operating system and some software are installed and ...
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what are the folders in fstab without the device name or label or UUID [closed]

This is my /etc/fstab file on my CentOS6.6 : /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root / ext4 usrjquota=quota.user,jqfmt=vfsv0,noatime,nodiratime,commit=120 1 1 UUID=5fde0497-7901-4de8-9516-...
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Extending partition on centos 6

I have a VPS which appeared to lack some space somewhere. It should've been 150GB but was only 50GB. I've been trying to extend the partition but I can't seem to find out how even with the help of ...
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creating new partition for backup

I got a new server form hosting company. It has 2x2tb hard drives. I told the provider I would be using one drive for data/OS and the other for backup.Before doing offsite backup. I moved all my ...
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Is mounting /boot in /etc/fstab automatically necessary?

Hello members of StackExchange, I am running a Debian 8.0 server with Full-Disk-Encryption and while I was doing some hardening I went through the /etc/fstab and I was wondering if some partitions ...