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

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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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Create a Rawdisk from LV with partitions

For emergency in my old machine (CentOS with Xen server) i made clone my LVs with dd example: dd if=/dev/vg/lv0 of=/backups/vg_lv0.dd now in my new machine i've created a LV with the same size ...
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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?
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Can I extend this partition?

This server is running Windows Server 2008. The drive is currently part of a Windows Cluster, so I haven't been able to extend it while the cluster is running. I'm going to take a maintenance outage ...
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Accessing the partitions on an LVM volume

Suppose you have an LVM volume /dev/vg0/mylv. You have presented this as a virtual disk to a virtualised or emulated guest system. During installation the guest system sees it as /dev/sda and ...
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Restoring a GPT XFS partition?

I recently added some storage to a RAID array with a single large XFS volume. To expand the volume I normally use parted to remove the partition and then recreate it so that it spans the entire ...
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win 2008 core create a partition with an offset to allow other partition expand

We are running a win 2008 core host in a HyperV role. We have expanded the logical drive on a RAID 1+0 array belonging to the server, as we needed more space. We have two data partitions D: and E: I ...
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Flexible virtualization infrastructure Design with libvirt

I'm going to install a CentOS6 Server with Virtualization ( libvirtd ) capabilities on a DELL Server with Hardware RAID5 of around 6T of disk space ( It has 4x2T disks in a PERC700 RAID Controller ). ...
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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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LVM logical volume partition corrupted after lvreduce

I encounter the problem when I try to shrink one logical volume. I took the actions as following steps shows: # unmount /home # lvreduce --size -100G /dev/vg_dev/lv_home # lvdisplay ...
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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 ...
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Resizing a System Partition Windows Server 2003 VM (Getting GParted Error)

I am getting an error while trying to resize System Partition for Windows 2003 Server (this is a VM on a Hyper-v Windows Server 2008) using GParted Live CD ISO. Followed this tutorial: ...
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Linux data storage and partitioning

In the following output of df -h you can see that i have added a new hard drive(/dev/hdd1) and have mounted as /hdd1. My question is if I start dumping data to /opt will that data be mounted in /hdd1 ...
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EFI vs MBR - Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 on 8TB

I'm having some difficulty installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 on an Intel Server platform. The server specs is as follows: Intel Grizzly Pass Server System - R2308GZ4GC 2x ...
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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 ...