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

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Changing the sda partition number in a clonezilla img

I want to copy a linux system from a computer to mine. That linux system is using two partitions. ("/" and an other one) I used clonezilla to copy thoses two partitions and put them in an image. But ...
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Shouldn't Google Compute Engine disk auto-resize when uploading data?

... automatic disk resizing during boot time... All Compute Engine Ubuntu images will automatically resize the root partition to use the entire disk, up to a 2 TB limit. Even if the disk is larger ...
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Resize RAID partition with GPT partition layout, without LVM

OK so I am a freelance sysadmin. I was asked to resize root partion (/) because it was 20Gb and /home was 3Tb. What I wasn't told is that the server is using RAID and GPT, so I can't use fdisk but ...
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Proper Partition Alignment

I'm trying to follow the advice from this TechNet article about partition alignment. Our San is an EMC, the disks are in a 4 disk raid 10. This services an I/O intensive application, 60:40 write:read. ...
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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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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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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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Reclaiming free space in filegroup with single chronological partition

-moved here from SO (no coments there) Question: what is a proper way of reclaiming space in big (hundreds of GBs) filegroup with single partition of table that is chronologically ordered and has no ...
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copy LVM partition to new disk

I have a question about making copy of LVM partition to new disk. I want co copy not to move data. My operating system is Debian. On LVM partition I have running Xen virtual systems. Information ...
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Strange “/var/lib/mysql too full!” message, with almost empty partitions

I've just encountered a strange problem on my server : it's a basic LAMP server I've just setup and when I try to restart MySQL, I get the following error. /etc/init.d/mysql: ERROR: The partition ...
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What differences are there between labelling options that appear under /dev/disk/by-label and /dev/disk/by-partlabel?

I want to create a disk under CoreOS that is automatically mounted at /var/lib/docker So I created a var-lib-docker.mount unit file to do it and decided to use the by-label path under /dev/disk. ...
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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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Shrink the size of LVM volume

I'm trying to shrink the size of Logical Volume --- Logical volume --- LV Name /dev/vg_linuxph53/lv_home VG Name vg_linuxph53 LV UUID bWrIb2-ek2G-2G3Y-...
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Open source applications for resizing drive partitions [closed]

I am looking for open source applications that will allow resizing hard drive partitions. I have used partition magic in the past but am looking for open source free applications that can handle this ...
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How to get the mount point of flash drive by using uuid?

I am beginner in ubuntu linux and i need to write simple bash script, that can identify necessary flash drive(which contains only one vfat partition) using uuid of this partition, and get the mount ...
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How would I add a second physical hard drive to proxmox

I installed proxmox on a single 250GB hard drive and I would like to add a second identical hard drive to put more VM's on. I already tried once, and didn't get very far. I added it and formatted it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation with Preseeded RAID 1 Partitioning

I have been having a painful time trying to automate an Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installation with RAID 1 partitioning. I'm testing this on top of VirtualBox with two Virtual Disk Images (dynamically ...
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Fail to resize partition on Ubuntu 14 LTS / ESXi5

I want to resize the main partition of my Linux VM. I added space through ESXi interface Booted on GParted and resized the partitions However, the system does recognize the changes on disk ...
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How to migrate /var back into the main partition [duplicate]

I have two harddisks, mounted on / and /var I need to migrate the /var partition back into the / partition. What are the steps required to do this?
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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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Windows Diskpart: How to select disk based on LUN ID

I have multiple LUNs attached to my Windows 2008 server from a SAN storage controller. Each LUN has a unique ID. However, it has no correlation to the disk number in the Windows. For example in the ...
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CentOS 7: GPT and software RAID 1 without 'biosboot' partition

I have a CentOS 6 server with software RAID1 (2x3TB): - sda # parted /dev/sda unit s print Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA3 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 5860533168s Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B ...
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Partitions not recognized when installing Kubuntu 14.04 over complex RAID setup

I have three identical HDDs. Using a ROM utility, I configured the use of 90% of each of them as a RAID 5 array, and the other 10% as a RAID 0 array. That is, each array uses some area on all three ...
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LUKS partition recovery

A drive with 2 partitions - the first partition is plain ext4, second one is encrypted LUKS. The partition table has been overwritten. I've found the beginning of the second partition, which I need to ...
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Created 100GB ec2 instance, but only shows 10GB?

I just created a new EC2 instance of 100gb with only 1 storage disk. However, my df -h output shows the following : [root@ip-10-252-37-164 ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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resizing a Debian linux partition without losing data

i have made by mistake a small partition partion on my Debian installation and after installing openvz on this bare metal server i notice that i created production vps on this partion and that it ...
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df says disk is full, but it is not

On a virtualized server running Ubuntu 10.04, df reports the following: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 7.4G 7.0G 0 100% / none ...
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repair partition table

I've just overwritten my partition table of my system's hard disk. i made a cfdisk on the wrong device (/dev/sda instead of /dev/sdd), deleted all partitions, made one new primary spanning over the ...
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How to extend windows server 2008 system volume?

My system partition is running out of space and need to extend it. Here is the scenario: All volumes are on one disk and there is no raid. I have C:\ system partition thats full, I have a E:\ ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu partman recipe using LVM and RAID

I'm trying to preseed Ubuntu 12.04 server installation and created a recipe that would create RAID 1 on 2 drives and then partition that using LVM. Unfortunately partman complains when creating LVM ...
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Best way to copy large amount of data between partitions

I'm looking to transfer data across 2 lv of an HP-UX server. I have a couple of those transfers to do, some of which are mostly binary (Oracle tablespace...) and some others are more text files (logs.....
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LVM psychical volume partitions

I have 2 logical volumes in a volume group that span two hard drives. The problem that I'm currently having is that the I can no longer mount the volume group because the superblock is misreporting ...
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Can't open /dev/xxx exclusively. Mounted filesystem. How to create volume groups and lvm on mounted disk?

I've 3 partitions sdb1 sdb2 and sdb3. I wanna to create a volume group and lvms in the sdb3 which is the mounted linux partition where is located my root folder. I'm typing: pvcreate /dev/sdb3 ...
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How to set number of inodes during initial Centos 6 ext4 install?

There are similar questions, but nothing that was exactly on par with what I am inquiring. Completely fresh install of Centos 6, the server is setup with a BIOS RAID 1. I'm trying to set the number of ...
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How can I convert a logical partition to a primary partition?

I had my primary partitions maxed out but I deleted some and now I want to make one of my logical partitions a primary. Can I do this with gparted or other free tools? Thanks
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Configuring Proxmox Cluster Storage

We are configuring proxmox on our servers at two locations each location has; 1 x hp c7000 enclosures with 16 blades 1 x hp proliant dl585 We also plan to add a 24TB SAN to each location. We are ...
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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 error-...
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Disk Partitioning and Layout with LVM

I am trying to determine the best disk configuration/disk layout/partitioning scheme for a large, virtualized, multi tenanted environment. Our current scheme is very similar to rhel/centos defaults, ...
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Installing RHEL 5.8 on > 2TB drive

I'm trying to install RHEL 5.8 x64 on Cisco UCS C240 server with 4TB OS Drive. The drive is behind LSI MegaSAS. Before installing RHEL, I booted off from an Ububtu 14.04 Live DVD. Using gparted, ...
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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 backup partition layout?

How I can backup(and restore) partition layout of the Disk along with file system types,UUIDs,labels,LVM partitions(Linux LVM) etc, plus with MBRs and VBRs etc but without actual files I want to ...
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Multiple physical volumes in a block device

I have a single (unpartitioned) block device in a server which is used as the single physical volume (pv1) to a volume group (vg1). Without attaching more storage to the server, is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to set the backing FS directory of a specific LXC?

So they don't all go to the same folder (e.g. /var/lib/lxc)? This would let the user take advantage of other partitions/disks when the default one becomes full. lxc version: 1.0.6
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Server virtual processors and processing units

I am using PowerVM hypervisor with AIX operating system, and having troubles understanding the difference between virtual processors vs processing units. Here is an example: I have got a server with ...
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In Linux, why isn't superuser root's folder under /home?

You can create a user that has privileges like root, and it's home directory will fall under /home/username. Why does root get its own folder at the top level of the file system? Is this just ...
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Why is the BOOTMGR inside of the MBR?

According to the MBR strcuture definitions I have found, the partition table data should be within the bytes ranging from 446 to 510 of the first block of the disk. However, when I run: sudo xxd -g 1 ...
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Create Windows Recovery Image on Windows 8.1

I'm deploying some Lenovo ThinkPads for a small organisation. I want a simple recovery option if a user munges up their system. Luckily, they come preconfigured with the windows recovery partition ...
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fdisk -l return cannot open /proc/partitions

I have a Debian server with 4.5Go on the /dev/simfs partition. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/simfs 4.5G 3.2G 1.3G 72% / tmpfs 474M 76K 474M 1% /run ...
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Why can't diskpart clean my disk?

I have a Hyper-V Core Server 2012 R2 with the following disks: Disk 0: SSD C:\SSD (mount point to Disk 1) Disk 1: HDD C:\ (boot drive) Disk 2: RAID-5 (not mounted) Disk 3: RAID-0 ...
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How to move /var to another existing partition?

I have a / partition which contains /var and is too small. I have another existing partition with enough space. Here is my df: File system Size. Occ. Avai. %Ful. Monté sur /dev/sda1 ...