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

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Expanding ext3 /usr partition safely with minimal downtime

I have inherited a Centos 5.5 server provided by Softlayer. My /usr partition is filling up, and I can't see any quick wins by deleting cruft. It looks like the sheer number of cpanel accounts is to ...
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Resizing Partitions on Live RHEL/cPanel Server

I've resized many partitions over the years on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X -- but always using a GUI. However, the time has come where the preset partition sizes my data center placed on my server ...
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RHEL boot partition size during auto-installation

We are installing some servers with same RHEL image. During the installation, all but one, have had no problems with a 250MB boot partition. The one server, after the installation has received boot ...
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Server 2008 R2 Disk Managment Shows D:\ as 2 separate partitions

Original config of Poweredge T110 was a 250GB SATA. This was 40GB C:\ and rest D:. It only has 9% free, so, I decided to just put a 2TB drive in, and make it D:\ instead. So I extended my drive ...
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Mount /usr on different partition

I want to mount /usr directory on different partition and keep the same owner on all files and subdirectories in /usr directory. I want to mention that this issue is for linux ec2 machine where I ...
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Strangeness during Windows Server Install (drive duplication) [SAN]

I have recently taken over as an administrator for an IBM chassis and associated blades, along with accompanying IBM SAN. One of the blades is running VMWare ESXi 5, and we don't need it anymore, so ...
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Why the root partition is not reduced after attaching new partition to the /var directory?

This is my disk state before attaching new virtual disk: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvde1 4.9G 4.6G 1.3M 100% / tmpfs 828M 0 828M ...
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reached the maximum partitions on my virtual machine

I have a virtual machine and I extended the size since I needed more space. Here is what I have and the message I am getting: I was reading up and I saw some references to diskpart.exe and it gave ...
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Why are there only four primary partitions on an MBR disk?

I'm reading the docs over at CentOS.org. In section 25.1.2. Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many, there is the following statement: The partition table is divided into four sections or four ...
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Are ZFS pools or LVM volume groups more reliable for utilizing many partitions?

When deciding whether to use LVM volume groups or ZFS pools in configuring new file servers, what needs to be considered? Is there a "better" choice in the realm of multi-purpose file servers? Unlike ...
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How to add partition table to existing EXT4 filesystem

I have software RAID6 on 8x3TB disks (18TB), there is filesystem od device /dev/md1, but EXT4 can`t be bigger than 16TB so there is 2TB of free space. I would like to use this space. My first idea was ...
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shrink live mdadm partition with LVM

My goal is to shrink an mdadm RAID 1 partition while the system is running. I have to disks sda and sdb, which build my two RAID partitions md0 and md1. On md1 I use LVM, md0 is the /boot partition. I ...
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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Ubuntu Server install claims 3 TB RAID1 volume is 801.5 GB

I have a brand new server containing two identical 3 TB SATA disks. These are in a hardware RAID1 configuration using the onboard Intel RAID controller. The BIOS sees the two disks as 3 TB and the ...
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Should I really leave some space unused with LVM partition?

I am migrating to a new server where I'm going to use LVM partitioning on a RAID 1 array (2 hard drives). I have read some tutorials which advise to leave some space unused so that I can expand the ...
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CentOS extend home partition multiple times

I allow my clients to ask an unlimited number of times to extend the hard drive. Although, after 2 times, there is no physical volumes left to create. How can I still extend sda1 or sda2? Is it ...
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What is the best way to resize the “/” mount point that is not LVM?

Lately I am trying to update the packages in my Centos (Physical Box) and got error about not enough space. What is the best way to resize a mount point that is no LVM? Follows are some information: ...
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Format and partition device-mapper in LVM

I have a disk on a server: /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 that is about 5TB. I would like to format and partition it to make 2 500GB mount points. It doesn't even have to be in LVM. How can I take this ...
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Mounting individual “partitions” from a ddrescue'd whole-device image file?

I ddrescue'd from a sick drive device into an image file (I had enough free space, but not a spare device to copy onto). It seemed to go quite well, but now I can't find how to mount just one ...
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Creating a local partition with iPXE

Is it possible to create a local partition from an ISO or a similar filetype either within iPXE itself, or with the help of another network boot program? I know PXE is usually used for "diskless ...
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Script partitioning fresh raw disk images with sfdisk (C/H/S ignored?)

I'm trying to automate the process of creating raw disk images. I don't care so much about C/H/S, but that the block size should be a rough standard of 512 bytes. However, I'm having trouble ...
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Downside with moving pagefile to different drive

I've been tasked with managing an old Windows 2003 server which will be decommissioned later this year. I just need to keep the server up and running long enough. The space on the server is running ...
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NexentaStor: how to partition SSD disk?

I'm trying to set up some homegrown storage using a desktop motherboard, 4 x SATA drives and 2 x SSD drives. I'd really like to use NexentaStor for its nice web interface and for it is some ...
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Which directories in Linux must be part of the root filesystem?

I'm building a few virtual machines under KVM where the base system will be an image (haven't decided specifically which format yet), and all of the remaining system files will be other partitions ...
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VMWare ESXi 4 VMFS Recovery

Had a big time problem with our ESXi 4 on a IBM X3400 M3 with LSI MegaRaid. 4 x 1TB in RAID 10, for 2 datastores of 1 TB. Haven't done any maintennance since 2010. My own big sin! 80) From system ...
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mkfs fails to create a new xfs partition

I am using Ubuntu LTS 12.04 server installed as a virtual machine on VMware Workstation. Recently, I extended the logical disk. I used sudo fdisk /dev/sdb command and i created an extended disk that ...
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HP DL320e Gen8, 3TB drives, Windows Server 2012 R2 - HDD full capacity alocation difficulties during installation

One interesting task to do but not so easy as i thought. The server is HP DL320e gen8, The main difficulty is with partitioning the RAID1 (2x3TB HDDs) during the installation on 2 partitions (System ...
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Splitting web project across multiple partitions on Linux (SSD, HDD and RAM Disk)

I've got a web project that pretty much consists of three parts: Code, Assets and Cache. I'm thinking of splitting it through multiple drives - Put my whole Code into SSD partition, Assets onto big ...
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Shrinking Linux Partition and VM's

I have a Centos 6.2 x86_64 Virtual machine running on an EXSi 5.1 Server. It currently use 320GB of space which is way too much space and need to be shrunk to about 80GB. What I need to do is reduce ...
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Raid partitions not listed in /dev

I've assembled software raid1 /dev/md1, and made two partitions /dev/md1p1 and /dev/md1p2. Now even after reboot I can't see these two in /dev. Why? (udev service is running) #fdisk /dev/md1 ...
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How can I resize my logical volume in CentOS6?

I increased the provisioned size in the Vsphere client to 32GB and I used gparted to resize the VG to 32GB --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda2 VG Name vg_proxy ...
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Partitioning & RAID recommendation for a server with 3 disks

I'm installing a server machine (intended to run Debian GNU/Linux) which, among other things, is to be used for backups of our code. Now, I don't need all of the contents of the HDD to be ...
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increase size of temp drive in centos 6 64bit [closed]

df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md2 1016G 19G 947G 2% / /dev/md1 496M 149M 322M 32% /boot /dev/md3 4.0T 238G 3.6T 7% /home /var/tmpMnt ...
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Unable to resolve data corruption warning with fcsk

In order to create a contiguous space for my file system to grow, I created a new EFI System partition at sda1 so that I can migrate it from the current partition at sda5. The move itself has been ...
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Unable to automatically remove LVM data

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 via preceed config onto Dell PowerEdge R710. I had RedHat installed on the box then I tried installing ubuntu 12.04, then auto install popping with Unable to ...
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Is it a good practice to put all partitions into LVM? [closed]

I would like to know what is the best practice regarding the partitioning policy, especially when it comes to Logical Volume Manager. Is it better to put the entire partitioning into LVM or use it ...
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Best Linux Partitioning for Multiple Resizeable HDD

My ISP has a machine with 6 HDDs (3TB+3TB+3TB+2TB+2TB+1TB) which we want to turn into a FTP/Download server for local users. I am planning to install CentOS 6.5 on one 2TB, rest of all space shall ...
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Breaking off /tmp using LVM

I've recently been put in charge of a RHEL6 server running our NMS. I don't know much about Linux filesystem administration. What I'm needing to do is create a partition for /tmp, instead of having it ...
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mysql “hotcopy” and symlinking

this is a question in planning migration. mysql server 5.1.58-1-log (Debian) has datadir set to /dbs0 on disk0 and all myisam databases in it. We would make new /dbs1 on disk1, stopping server, ...
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Repair corrupt GPT partition on graid mini disk

I'm trying to repair a GPT corrupt partition table on a graid mini 1TB external hard drive. Here is the report from gdisk: root@philippe-desktop:/home/philippe/thomasdisk# gdisk /dev/sdb GPT fdisk ...
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Why does fdisk have a discrepancy in translating units between cylinder and sectors?

We were re-partitioning a virtual disk to increase the size of an LVM's physical volume. This is how we initially performed this: $ fdisk /dev/sdb # delete partition fdisk> d ? 1 # create new ...
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Moving partitions to the root partition

I am currently stuck with a restrictive partitioning scheme that makes my partitions fill up. It looks like this: /dev/sda7 870G 315G 511G 39% / /dev/sda6 2.0G 271M 1.6G ...
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How to remove old kernels on CentOS 6 (to free up boot partition)? [duplicate]

How does one determine which kernels to remove in order to free up some space on /boot partition. Here is a scenario (some background info). 1. Parititon info (in case it helps) # df -h Filesystem ...
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Kickstart partitioning with ext4 in autopart mode?

When installing CentOS 6.x, how to specify the filesystem type with ext4 and also use the autopart directive in kickstart file? The default filesystem type with autopart directive used is ext3, which ...
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Drawbacks with smaller fdisk partitions, mdadm RAID10, LVM and KVM?

I am setting up a new virtualized server with KVM and LVM. The KVM host and all guests will be installed on a SSD drive. Each guest will have access to a RAID10 array made of 4x3TB sata drives, used ...
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OEL fresh install while keeping old LogVols

I've been asked to install OEL 5.x on a server and setup a disk with a few directories (there's only one disk in the server). So I have an OEL 5.x server wtih multiple log volumes in a volume group: ...
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Linux backup in-place (no unmount) solutions [closed]

I have an Ubuntu server that I'd like to backup on a daily basis. I want to be able to restore the entire system with the click of a few buttons (or keystrokes). Also, I don't want to bring down / ...
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Installer will not create a partition labeled D:\

I'm creating a new Windows Server 2003 server through VMWamre (VMWare 8, using VCentre 5.1). I have connected to an ISO that is on a local disc, and I've got the the setup step where I can create ...
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Windows 2003 Server R2 system partition full - move and/or expand

PROBLEM: My System (C:) and Data (D:) partitions are full and I need to expand them or move them to larger drives. SPECS: Dell PowerEdge 2900 server Adaptec 39320A SCSI adapters Dell Perc 5/i RAID ...
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When should an EFI partition be used?

If I only deal with Linux servers and Linux laptops, when should I create an EFI partition? From my understanding an EFI partition on a Linux server ensures a standard for the disk layout, where EFI ...