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

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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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How to extend a Linux PV partition online after virtual disk growth

VMware allows to extend the size of a virtual disk online - when the VM is running. The next expected steps for Linux system are: extend the partition: delete and create a larger one with fdisk ...
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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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“fdisk -l” like list of partitions and their types for LVM logical volumes?

You know how "fdisk -l" lists drive partition tables and shows the partition id/types for each partition? Is there a similar way to get the partition id for LVM logical volumes? EDIT: I'm aware of ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Solaris mounting partitions

I'm trying to mount a partition in solaris 10... bash-3.00# mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 /data mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 is already mounted or /data is busy As far as I know c0t0d0s3 isn't already ...
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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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Umount stale glusterfs partition

I am using glusterfs on several Ubuntu servers: two of them are running glusterfs servers in replication mode. Without any clear error, the glusterfs partition became stale and the system shows this ...
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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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Sell partitioning to me

I have often wondered why there is such a passion for partitioning drives, especially on Unixy OSes (/usr, /var, et al). This does not seem to be a common theme with Windows installations. It seems ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to resize ec2 ebs root volume

I have followed many of the tutorials that pretty much all say the same thing which is basically: Stop the instance Detach the volume Create a snapshot of the volume Create a bigger volume from the ...
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Linux - Best file system for /var/log partition? [closed]

I am under Debian Squeeze 6.0. What is the best file system for the /var/log partition, and why ?
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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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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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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 ...