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

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Increasing the size of a partition on a virtual Ubuntu server

I'm a web developer who's been put in charge of a small virtualised web server at work. Unfortunately, I've never done anything to do with server admin before, so I'm a little lost. The guy in ...
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Partition keeps filling up, don't know why

My partition /dev/sda1 keeps filling up. Besides the "/" directory, I cannot tell what directories are even on this partition in order to search for files to delete. I was able to get it down to 97% ...
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Is it safe to place write-intensive partitions on an SSD (in an SSD+HDD system)?

I'm setting up a (sort of) powerful workstation for SW development work on Linux. It's a Xeon system with multiple cores, 32GB memory, a large HDD and a 120 GB SSD (Samsung MZ7WD120HAFV a.k.a. ...
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Create partition on Debian and affect /var

I need to affect /var to a new partition. Do I just need to add a line to fstab file and reboot?? My fstab: /dev/md1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro,relatime,discard 0 1 /dev/md2 /data ext4 ...
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Partition block size different from device's and stacked LVM volumes ones

I have a pair of HP ML350 G6 servers with LSI MegaRAID 9266-4i+CacheVault driving Supermicro CSE836E16 enclosures via SAS bracket, filled with WD RE 3TB SATA drives. On these are configured a RAID10 ...
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How can I increase the size of a Windows 2003 NTFS partition?

I have a very important server running Windows Server 2003 and my System partition is becoming too small, it's slowing down the machine. I have already tried all the cleaning stuff and transferring ...
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Fedora install in Virtualbox expands to fill drive

I recently completed a Fedora 19 install on an 8GB virtual drive in VirtualBox. For some reason though, it appears as though I have run out of space! Surely my 951MB Fedora .iso can't have expanded ...
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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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Reread partition table without rebooting?

Sometimes, when resizing or otherwise mucking about with partitions on a disk, cfdisk will say: Wrote partition table, but re-read table failed. Reboot to update table. (This also happens with ...
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How to resize a HFS+ Partition?

I am about to upgrade the hard disk of my MacBook. (From 60GB to 320GB, which I know is below the limit of 500GB). I was both able to install an OS X on the new drive and also to transfer the old ...
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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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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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VM Partitioning

If this isn't the right place to ask this please redirect me. I'm using hyper-v to create virtual machines, I have 1.6TB to use, I have the parent on a partition of 50GB, how should I divide up the ...
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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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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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Rebalance CentOS / RHEL Ext4 LVM assignment

Our corporate standard is CentOS (which seems to prefer LVM), and I come from primarily a non-LVM background, so I'm treading new ground with this issue. I inherited an older machine as a log-server ...
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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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Shrink a Volume Group in LVM / Linux in order to install Windows on the freed space [closed]

I have a Volume Group with Unused space. This 40Gig should become an entidy in order to install Microsoft windows 7 on it. I do not have extra space on the drive - that is why I want to shrink the VG! ...
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mdadm: Swapping out small hard drives for bigger ones in a RAID5, How to partition?

So I got the gist of swapping out smaller hard drivers for bigger ones in an MDADM RAID5: Fail and remove one drive. mdadm -f /dev/md0 /dev/sdd1 mdadm -r /dev/md0 /dev/sdd1 Shutdown, swap the ...
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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 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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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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Easyest way to setup encrypted volume

What is the easyest way to set encrypted volume under linux? Basically, what I want is to have fixed size file in my home folder. When I mount it and type password, it should appear as regular ...
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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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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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How can I mount a partition on every reboot?

I have a partition mounted with mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 /foo. Each time I reboot, I need to remount. How can I keep this mounted after every reboot?
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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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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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How do I determine proper alignment of a Windows servers' disk

I have the wimic and fsutil output from a SQL server. How do I determine proper alignment? I'm having trouble putting this into context. I have a decent understanding of disks, how can I understand ...
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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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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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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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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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Recover a deleted partition by mistake (FAT32)

I deleted by mistake a FAT32 (I think it was fat32) partition in a external drive, searching I got through this post: ...
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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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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 ...