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

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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 ...
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Exchange 2010 on VMWare - can I expand a partition with databases on it?

I have an Exchange server at a remote office that has a database partition that has grown considerably. It is running on VMWare vsphere 4.1. Normally on most VMs I would shut down the VM, and ...
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Re-sizing disk partition linux/vm

I VM Player running a linux guest and I was wanting to know how do I expand the disk? In the VM player I gave more disk space but I am not sure how to mount/expand/connect the new disk space to the ...
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How to properly change mount point of the folder? [closed]

I have a folder(mostly with postfix user mailboxes-homedirs) mounted on a disk A(raid1) and I want to move it from disk A to disk B(also raid1). Currently it is like: /h1(folder) /md120(diskA) and ...
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Ubuntu: How to find unallocated partition/free space?

I've a legacy dedicated server with Ubuntu onboard (console mode only). Based on docs (prices etc.) I see that server must have 250+ GB, but I see significantly less: $ df -h Filesystem ...
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Resizing partitions/moving /u01 oracle directory

I've got a test server recently set up at work which has oracle installed under /u01 - but without realising it, I've set the root partition to be ~50GB, so have filled the partition very quickly once ...
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GPT Partition corrupt [closed]

I have a little bit of a story. I spilt hot chocolate on my lovely Lenovo Ultrabook and killed it. I fixed it and put a new keyboard in. Windows was running quite slowly so I went to do the Windows 8 ...
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Extending root partition of RHEL running on vSphere 5.1

I need to extend the root (/) partition of a RHEL linux. I know I can do this without too much difficulty by booting in rescue mode. The problem is : the RHEL is a virtual machine running in vSphere ...
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What is the correct way to partition a linux server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many and which partitions should I create for a linux server? I just bought a dedicated serveur with 2TB of storage. I'll install Debian on it, but I'm reconsidering ...
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Trouble enlarging a lvm2 partition - “New size matches existing size”

I have a VM running Ubuntu. It used to have 30GB of space; I need to increase the size of the data partition, a LVM2 one, to 50GB. I changed the size in the VM's management console and this is what ...
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Is there a hook that I can use to detect if one of my hard drive partitions on my server is full?

I have a server with a partition that contains all the uploaded files from my users... It gets empty after the files received are send to the CDN. Everything works. But I am worried that one day the ...
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Formatting a new disk partition

I just added a new raid1 volume to my Windows 2008 server. The raid sync has just completed so I want to format it. I got this message: That disk will be used just for storage, no need to boot ...
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Ubuntu Server - Screwed up partition table?

So I think I've screwed my Ubuntu server after using PING (it's a tool like Norton Ghost) to try and create a backup image. Basically the system got to an unbootable state just with the grub ...
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How to install CentOs 5.8 on 3TB disk with RAID 1 on Hetzner EX 4S (10 TB) server?

I have installed centos 5.8 with Hetzner server rescue mode but its disk parttion table is in MSDOS formate which does not support more than 2 TB space of disk so i need to change the partition table ...
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kpartx verbose info: what does it mean?

When mounting images with the wonderful kpartx in verbose mode it displays some, likely very useful, information: # kpartx -av wheezy_cln.img add map loop0p1 (252:2): 0 131072 linear /dev/loop0 2048 ...
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how to mount additional space to existing partition?

This is the original output of fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot ...
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e2label Bad magic number in super-block?

This is the output of fdisk: [root@ns1 ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device ...
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Reduce root LVM Parition Centos 6.3

I installed Centos 6.3 as a KVM guest OS, and used the default partition settings. Now I noticed that my / partition is 50GB and my /home is only 20GB. I want to increase my /home to atleast 50GB and ...
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root partition is full when trying to open big files

I have big tar.gz and .rar files. when i try to open them (even to amounted partition with over 500G) my root partition is consumed, i'm guessing it's something to do with temp files but i have no ...
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ran fsck on a mounted partition, now centos 5 won't boot

Yes, I very stupidly ran fsck on a mounted parition. Immediate regret. What's happening now is I see grub, it starts booting centos 5, then it says: bin/sh: ro: no such file or directory kernel ...
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Opening a Qemu/Xen file based VM Image (won't boot after upgrade)

Apart from one Virtual Host still running Xen/RHEL5, all our virtual capability is hosted on KVM hosts with LVM storage devices. I've stupidly attempted an Ubuntu full release upgrade on a guest ...
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Extending Ubuntu LV - added new HDD

I have installed a new hard drive into my pc and followed this guide to extend the logical volume but I have barely gained any space? ...
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Filessystem sizing issues on root

I recently installed a VM version of Oracle Linux 6.3 and began installing applications for testing. I realized that the "/" mount is small and the "/home" mount is way oversized, See output below. ...
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Merge Unallocated Space BEFORE partition (W2K8R2)

My Windows Server 2008 R2 Disk Management looks as follows: 100 GB 100GB [Unallocated][(C:\)] X Y I accidentally installed Windows into the second partition (Y) ...
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using /tmp partition instead tmp folder under root partition

I’m very new on using Linux (Debian) and have following question. I installed debian and during the process also created separate partition for /tmp. How can I now make sure that server programs use ...
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Quantifying the effects of partition mis-alignment

I'm experiencing some significant performance issues on an NFS server. I've been reading up a bit on partition alignment, and I think I have my partitions mis-aligned. I can't find anything that ...
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centos install / partitioning

I'm using NOC-PS to remotely install Centos 6.2 via KVM / IPMI. I'm going to install cPanel as well and they recommend this layout /boot (99MB) swap (2x server RAM) / (remainder) In the o/s ...
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Quickbooks Server - insane fragmentation and disk space concerns

So I recently came into a position to manage the server for our small, 12 person, company. The previous sysadmin here had absolutely no clue what he was doing, and has left the following situation. I ...
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RAID1: One RAID per Partition or Partitions on RAID device?

What is better suited for a normal Server: several partitions, which are bundled as several RAID1 devices (/dev/md0, /dev/md1, ...) without any partitions, which are not mirrored. one big /dev/md0, ...
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Can LVM and Traditional Partitions Coexist?

Can you set up a machine in which different drives are formatted as either LVM volumes or as traditional partitions and mix and match the two? For e.g. have the LVM volume mounted as / and /home and ...
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Resize Debian in VirtualBox [closed]

I have a VM with one HD of size 3GB and I'd like to enlarge its HD to 7GB. So I execute this command on the host (while guest is shutdown): VBoxManage modifyhd debian.vdi --resize 7168 Then I run ...
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having problems expanding the space of one partition on a disk

I currently have a VM which has 50 GB of space. I increased it to 100 GB and booted the Ubuntu Live CD. I did the following Deleted the partition /dev/vda1 Readded it with all blocks resize2fs ...
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Does soft link affects xml parsing and database process

I have a php code that does an xml parsing and inserts data into the mysql database. The code can process one xml file in an average of 18 minutes. Since I will be having lots of xml files and ...
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Mount a partition to two mount points

I have a partition called sda4. And I want to store the mysql data and xml files on that partition because the partition which mysql and domain are installed has little space. So I'm planning to ...
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resize root partition without using live cd and lvm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do partitions needed to be unmounted when resizing a partition? I want to know if it is possible to resize an existing root partition without using live cd. The server ...