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

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Partitioning is taking a long time. How to I get to my data in the meantime?

On Windows Server 2003, we started a job to shrink a an overly large partition. This shrinking is already taking 9 hours (no errors thrown), but now it is in the middle of our peak traffic time in the ...
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Resize partitions used in Debian software RAID 1 mirror

I have a simple RAID1 setup with a few drives. I've realised that one of the partitions is not aligned to a cylendar boundary and I'm concerned that this is a bad thing that will cause me grief at ...
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Duplicate partition table in (Debian) Linux

A disk failed in a software RAID array and I'm trying to replace it. I've done this before without a hitch but this time I'm getting an error when trying to duplicate the partition table. I'm using ...
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How to fix Hadoop HDFS cluster with missing blocks after one node was reinstalled?

I have a 5 slave Hadoop cluster (using CDH4)---slaves are where DataNode and TaskNode run. Each slave has 4 partitions dedicated to HDFS storage. One of the slaves needed a reinstall and this caused ...
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Resizing partition with DiskPart using desired and minimum options is unsuccessful

I have a few systems I want to shrink the primary (and only) partition to about half of the disk and then create a new partition in the newly available space. The disks are 500GB. I want to script it, ...
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sfdisk given size exceeds max allowable

Hello i have a failed driver in a raid so i had to replace it with a new hard disk. The problem is that although both hard disk are Seagate 1TB they differ slightly in size # sfdisk -s /dev/sda: ...
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What's the optimal server configuration for fastest inserting in a MySql database in this scenario? [closed]

I have a MyISAM table partitioned by range with 90 partitions representing the last 90 days. I expect this table to receive somewhere between 500 million to 1 billion records before i start rotating ...
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How to integrate /home back into main partition, then grow partition

I made a mistake in setting up one of our XenServer-based Linux VMs. I created a separate swap (good) and a large separate /home directory (bad) when really it should have been a large separate /var ...
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Linux Debian Primary Partition (/) of Server Full, How to Make space for it

How do I safely free some space on my root filesystem? df says: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 9.7G 9.2G 0 100% / tmpfs 3.9G 0 ...
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Fixing a failed grub upgrade on RAID

We just upgraded out dedicated server from Debian Lenny (5.0) to Debian Squeeze (6.0). In the process, the grub upgrade failed. I (perhaps foolishly) followed the advice at ...
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How to convert an HFS+ drive to EXT4 while retaining data? [closed]

Is there any direct way to convert an HFS+ drive to EXT4 and if so how? Was thinking maybe gParted? If not, I'll just copy contents off, reformat, copy back on. Just trying to avoid moving 2TB of ...
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Add new partition to Centos hard drive

My hard drive currently has (I believe) 2 partition; boot (sda1) and everything else (sda2?). Some of the hard drive is also being used as swap memory, but I don't really understand how that effects ...
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What is the difference between the Linux and Linux LVM partition type?

Fdisk shows multiple partition types. What is the difference between choosing 83) Linux and 8e) Linux LVM? Choosing 83) Linux also works fine for using LVM, even creating a physical volume on ...
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Raid superblock missing on single partition. Recovery needed

Ok so I have a 2 TB raid 1 setup that has three partitions: sdc1: linux sdc2: swap sdc3: LVM for data However the LVM will no longer mount. So I thought that I would take the spare drive, mount it ...
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Different output by df and du [duplicate]

I have an old RHEL 5.5 Box, When I fire df -kh I see that /var is of 49 GB with 100 % usage. But then I go inside the /var cd /var and I fire du -kh I see that only total 300 MBs are used. I ...
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Why default Centos installation has partitions? [closed]

I installed Centos 6.3 and looking at the disk I get the output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_cp77-lv_root 50G 7.3G 40G 16% / tmpfs ...
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Is there any way to fix a corrupted LDM database?

TL;DR: Are there any tools/approaches to diagnosing and fixing LDM (Logical Disk Manager) metadata structures without recreating from scratch? Full description: I have two SSD drives ...
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is there any advantage mounting an LV by UUID instead of by path?

I know I can specify mounts in fstab by either putting their path (like /dev/sda1 or /dev/mapper/myvg-logicalVolume1) or by fs label (LABEL=root) or by UUID (UUID=1234-5678-...). I see a clear ...
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How to install a Debian on the remote Server with running Debian alreadz?

There are many tutorials (e.g. the main I think: D.3. Installing Debian GNU/Linux from a Unix/Linux System), how to install a new Debian from one another. But they all sounds for me like you need a ...
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Am I having too much swap? [closed]

Am I having too much swap space if my server is a 8GB physical ram and I would like to set my swap to 16GB. I am planning to use this server for shared hosting would like know.
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Can't mount XFS partition anymore

I have 9 partitions formatted as XFS on my server. When I try to mount one of them, it fails. The others mount fine. root@fileserver2 # mount | grep xfs | head -1 /dev/sdb1 on /mnt/hdd1 type xfs ...
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How to extend an ext4 partition and filesystem?

I have a 400GB disk with a 320GB ext4 partition. I would like to grow the ext4 partition to use the left space (80GB of free space). +--------------------------------+--------+ | ext4 ...
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Resize/extend partition size CentOS

Im tasked to resize a partition on a remote server. I've read up on it and understand that i'll need unmount and use resize2fs /dev/sdato expand the partition size. Can someone please help me unmount ...
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Parted automatically adding a filesystem on mkpart

I created an ext4 file system on /dev/sda1 yesterday to test the drive before trying to add it to a RAID. It's a 3 TB drive, so I'm trying to use parted to do all my partition stuff. I've done an ...
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How do I resize full root or swap partitions in RAID?

It all began a couple weeks ago: When I try to use vi I get "E297: Write error in swap file $ echo "test" > test produces -bash: echo: write error: No space left on device My bash history is ...
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Are disk partition labels or UUIDS stored in the partition area itself or in some other area of the hard disk? [duplicate]

Are disk partition labels or UUIDS stored in the partition area itself or in some other area of the hard disk? e.g If the dd command is used is used to copy the raw partition image from one partition ...
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How to boot copied partition

I have just ghosted an Ubuntu (12.04) instance from a 200GB HD to a 1TB HD. The ghosted instance has two mounted storage partitions both of about 100GB each and I have the following partition table: ...
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No space left on device

I have a vServer and I can't upload/copy files. It says "no space left on device" but I have like 130 GB on my hdd. This is what it shows on: df -h / df -h / Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Which partition utility's output is correct?

I have Fusion ioDrive2 785GB (731.088 GiB) SSD card. The server is running Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL6.4 compatible). It is low-level formatted as such: "80% factory capacity" Format ...
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partprobe will not work..i have tried everything

I am days before the RHCSA exam and i have noticed i still haven't been able to successfully run partprobe successfully after months on testing and testing and testing..not a single time I have tried ...
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what's the difference between a Volume and a Partition in Windows 7 diskpart [closed]

I was trying to follow the Intel guide for setting up iRST (Intel Rapid Start Technology) on my new laptop. The Intel manual says you need to create a *Volume that is as big or bigger than your ...
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Tool to Shrink/Expand Windows Server 2003 Partitions In RAID Array

I have an old Windows Server 2003 box that I manage that is used for file storage. It is a physical server (HP AiO Storage Server), not virtualized. The boot partition on it is only 20gb in size, ...
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How to resize LVM group wheen 4 partitions already in system?

Centos, I have already expanded Virtual disk in Vmware, now i need to add additional space to LVM Group but most tutorials out there are saying to create new partition and add it to LVM. Since there ...
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Setup 1x RAID5 array with multiple LVs and differnt filesystems?

Centos 5.9 - 2.6.18-348.3.1.el5 i686 Raid5 - 4 Disks + 1 Spare (all WD RED 3TB) Does it make sence to create multiple LV within the same VP and configure them as differnt filesystems: Example: LV1: ...
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How do I create an ISO image of a partition on an external hard drive?

I see that there is a similar question with the answer to use BartPE with a plugin, but are there any other methods to create an ISO image from an external hard drive partition? I don't feel too good ...
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PowerShell doesn't like the -AssignDriveLetter option of the New-Partition cmdlet

I'm trying to create a partition on the USB flash drive using the New-Partition cmdlet. But when I use the -AssignDriveLetter option I get "New-Partition : Invalid Parameter" even though this option ...
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Cannot create partition on disk using PowerShell: “New-Partition : Not enough available capacity”

I'm trying to create two partition on the USB flash drive. The first small 350Mb partition is created fine, but the second throws "New-Partition : Not enough available capacity" even though there is a ...
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Cannot initialize disk in PowerShell : Initialize-Disk throws “The disk has already been initialized”

I'm trying to change the flash drive's partition style to GPT using PowerShell, but the cmdlet throws "The disk has already been initialized" (even though I've cleaned the drive): PS ...
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How to use php readfile() across partitions? [closed]

I've been struggling to get PHP readfile() to work properly. After drilling down all options, it turns out that I can not get this to work when I am trying to open a file that is located on another ...
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How to recover data from a corrupted ext3 partition?

A server of mine had a drive failure of some sort which caused the OS (CentOS 5) to crash and stop working (it refuses to boot). So we put another drive with a working OS and from there we try to ...
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Linux web server partitioning: How should I do it?

I've order a dedicated server which will have 2x1TB hard disks. I'd like a little help though on how I should partition the disks. Everything will be setup using software raid1 (mdadm) and all of the ...
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Logical Volume Recovery

I have a machine with 180 or so logical volumes as well as an OS partition that were wiped out with a format when reinstalling centOS6. I made a terrible mistake, not being familiar with the interface ...
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Are there any significant differences between raid volume and partitions?

I have an option to create a single raid volume and partition it in the OS, or create multiple raid volumes (one for each partition)? What are the performance or access time differences between two? ...
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can't resize root at Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I've done lvresize -L 264G 101/root (was 15GB) but /dev/mapper/101-root shows 13Gb. What am I doing wrong? I really appreciate the help! root@server1:/home/user# df -h Filesystem Size ...
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is it possible to restore a deleted raw partition after a new partition & volume was created

a a raw partition was deleted from a disk, a new partition & volume was created. a bit of data has been written to the volume already. Given the above scenario: 1 - is it possible to restore the ...
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how do I safely relocate from a logical extended partition to primary partition?

I have a secondary storage drive thats partition like below. Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 56.4GB 56.4GB primary ext4 2 56.4GB 500GB 444GB ...
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how to resize ufs partition on linux

is there a way to resize a lvm partition after processing dd command? /dev/vg0/disk1 is 1G /dev/vg0/disk2 is 5G after a dd partition, the size of /dev/vg0/disk2 become 1G. dd if=/dev/vg0/disk1 ...
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LVM can I extend a logical volume across 2 volume groups?

I resized my /opt which was the only logical vol in vg2 but I want to give that freed space back to / which is on vg1. Is this possible? pvscan output below. I want to grow my / partition which is ...
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Recover Crypt password on Partition - RHEL 6

I'm new around here and I'm not sure if this is the right place to post. I was recently asked to bring in a used server from another site of ours. On booting, I found that it has been encrypted using ...
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MySQL Partition / Very High Volume of Records

I'm looking for some advice on how to setup my MYSQL instance. I have a table that maintains log entries and I'm getting about 10-11 million entries per month. I feel like this is far too many ...