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

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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 ...
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broke pipe when creating file system

I want to ask help on how to solve my problem broken pipe when creating the file system through ssh. Here is the result when I issue the create filesystem command in ssh. [root@6~]# mkfs -t ext3 ...
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extend size of partition

I am asking for help on how to properly extend the size of partition Here is my situation. Running fdisk -l, give this result root@ ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 ...
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Unix Server Partitioning & Filesystem Layout

There's a lot of contradictory information about Unix server partitioning out on the internet, so I need some advice on how to proceed. So far, on the servers I in our test environment I didn't ...
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Fedora 17 - Dropping into debug shell after attempted partitioning

So I tried creating a new partition on Fedora 17 using fdisk as follows: Command (m for help): n Command action e extended p primary partition (1-4) p Partition number (1-4): 1 First cylinder ...
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Create a AD-LDS partition under a child of the primary partition

I have a AD-LDS instance running on a Server 2008 R2. I have this application partition, created at installation : dc=enterprise,dc=example,dc=com I have succesfully followed this procedure to ...
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Server 2012 Core (no GUI) - How to manage disks?

I am working on Server 2012 which doesn't have a GUI. For now, I have two hard disks. My first one is already formatted and I see it as C: Now, I'd like to format my second hard drive and create a D: ...
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Disk size and space detection

i'm running a server with debian stable : Linux myhostname 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Mar 8 00:01:30 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux It is running a nginx, mail server,ftp server and a mysql database. ...
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Linux software RAID - partition first?

I have two identical drives that I intend to mirror in in the interest of data safety. These are data-only drives, not a primary OS drive. In such a system, is it better to create single partition ...
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Move /home to new partition on CentOS

I have a new partition which is called /dev/DTX and I would like to move /home to it. /home contains all users websites. Is there any way to do it via SSH? Thanks
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Installing CentOS 6.3 wrong hard drives order?

I am trying to install CentOS 6.3 on new server that has 2xSSD and 1xHDD drives connected to mainboard's SATA ports by following order: SSD1 -> SATA1 SSD2 -> SATA2 HDD1 -> SATA3 On the ...
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Deleting extended partition safely without rebooting

On linux, if one deletes a (MSDOS) extended partition and there are extended partitions in use with higher numbers than the deleted one, the kernel fails to rescan the partitions with partprobe. This ...
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kvm/vmbuilder partitions are smaller than they should be, 10% of logical volume always unallocated

I use the vmbuilder tool to create KVM virtual machines on my ubuntu host system. For each vm I set up a vmbuilder.partitions textfile in which the partition sizes for the vm are defined. As simple ...
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fdisk -l only displays boot partition

I have a SAN, and it's able to read and write to the 50TB RAID just fine, but when I run fdisk -l it only lists the boot partition of the SAN server, and doesn't display anything about the other ...
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A proper way to split a partition and move directory

Currently, I have Ubuntu 12.04 set up with the following partitions: 500G disk with LVM 80GB root   4GB swap_1 I want to move the folder /opt to a new LV, for example: 500G disk with LVM root ...
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disk partition centos

I am setting up server for hosting two WordPress which has size of around 70GB. I have already installed CentOS as OS and I would like to partition the Disk. Is there any tool which can help me or can ...
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Setup cloadmin on Centos installed in LVM

I installed CentOS 6 with default LVM partition pattern. according to this pattern Can I use Cloudmin and store KVM Disks in LVM as Logical Volume?
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Remounting MySQL under a new mount point

/var/lib/mysql is mounted on partition / which is now full. Is there a way to mount this under /home/mysql for more disk space?