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

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Kickstart partitioning with ext4 in autopart mode?

When installing CentOS 6.x, how to specify the filesystem type with ext4 and also use the autopart directive in kickstart file? The default filesystem type with autopart directive used is ext3, which ...
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Drawbacks with smaller fdisk partitions, mdadm RAID10, LVM and KVM?

I am setting up a new virtualized server with KVM and LVM. The KVM host and all guests will be installed on a SSD drive. Each guest will have access to a RAID10 array made of 4x3TB sata drives, used ...
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OEL fresh install while keeping old LogVols

I've been asked to install OEL 5.x on a server and setup a disk with a few directories (there's only one disk in the server). So I have an OEL 5.x server wtih multiple log volumes in a volume group: ...
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Linux backup in-place (no unmount) solutions [closed]

I have an Ubuntu server that I'd like to backup on a daily basis. I want to be able to restore the entire system with the click of a few buttons (or keystrokes). Also, I don't want to bring down / ...
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Installer will not create a partition labeled D:\

I'm creating a new Windows Server 2003 server through VMWamre (VMWare 8, using VCentre 5.1). I have connected to an ISO that is on a local disc, and I've got the the setup step where I can create ...
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Windows 2003 Server R2 system partition full - move and/or expand

PROBLEM: My System (C:) and Data (D:) partitions are full and I need to expand them or move them to larger drives. SPECS: Dell PowerEdge 2900 server Adaptec 39320A SCSI adapters Dell Perc 5/i RAID ...
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When should an EFI partition be used?

If I only deal with Linux servers and Linux laptops, when should I create an EFI partition? From my understanding an EFI partition on a Linux server ensures a standard for the disk layout, where EFI ...
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Partition required for ext4 filesystem?

I read on the arch wiki that it is not recommended to partition a disk before creating the ZFS filesystem on it. I searched but did not find any such statement about ext4. So my question is: can I put ...
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Recommended solution to join partitions (disks) into single partition [closed]

I have 4 hard disks (1 Tb each) on server. It's debian wheezy, amd64. Disks 2,3 and 4 are not partitioned yet. I have to join them into single partition, it must be single filesystem/mountpoint for ...
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How shall I setup my ESX Server 3 partitions?

I have rebuilt my IBM x360 server. Now, I am reinstalling my VMware ESX Server 3 on it, and I have the following drive arrays: Array A is set of 3 36GB U160 (directly on server, channel 1 of my IBM ...
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Increase/refresh the size of the FreeBSD's main partition

I am using VirtualBox and have my FreeBSD mounted on a virtual drive, which recently ran out of space (10 GB) so I have increased the Virtual Drive size up to the 15 GB - started my FreeBSD and its ...
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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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Powershell script to retrieve the same kind of info reported by DMDIAG for dynamic disks

This article about windows partition alignment explains that checking the alignment offset of dynamic disks can be done with the DMDIAG tool to get the "relative sectors" property. With dynamic ...
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Shrink a mounted LVM partition

I fear I already know the answer to this question, but here goes. I need to carve out a new partition on a running system. /var/ is mounted from an LVM volume (hdd1_vg-var) and has only 3% used disk ...
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Determine filesystem type without partition table

I have an old 16GB SCSI hard drive with some important files I'd like to backup. The problem is cfdisk doesn't recognize the hard drive, it says the partition table is zero. Another problem is, I ...
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CentOS partition reporting out of space

I have CentOS server with 7 partitions and 2 of them are LVM partitions one is divided as 2 LVM partitions. While working with the production software the disk suddenly gets full in a folder that is ...
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windows 2003 extend dynamic system boot volume without losing data

Ok, I know there are many topics on this but I just need clear cut answer. Simply, how do I extend C:\ up to end of unallocated space WITHOUT DATA LOSS? I've done my research and MS KB says you ...
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Extending System Partition Windows 2003 Server

I'm currently trying to find a method to extend the system partition for Windows 2003 Server. I've been trying to use GParted, however I keep running into the issue below. Is there something that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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mdadm --zero-superblock on disks with other partitions on them

I have three disks which used to hold an MD RAID5 array. I have since removed (or so I thought) this array and created partions for btrfs and swap space. On rebooting the machine, MD still binds the ...
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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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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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Resizing partition with DiskPart using desired and minimum options is unsuccessful

I have a few systems I want to shrink the primary (and only) partition to about half of the disk and then create a new partition in the newly available space. The disks are 500GB. I want to script it, ...
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Why Wmi info for disk size is wrong?

i am expecting a very curious problem. In a script collecting disk infos on a list of W2008 servers, i realize that, for some servers, the Wmi info for the disk size is wrong. My Powershell command: ...
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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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Re-creating a filesystem on runtime (need more inodes)

I have a machine at a datacenter with 3HDDs and running Debian Wheezy, at one of them I have an ext4 filesystem mounted on /data that has ran out of inodes (I've chosen an inappropriate inode size at ...
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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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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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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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partitioning a 2x larger disk to house zfs migration

so there are numerous sites taking about using vdevs made from disk partitions like this in order to reorder vdevs of different sizes. however, i have the following physical disks: Disk /dev/sda: ...
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How can I create a swap partition on Amazon EC2 with ephemeral storage?

This is the output of df -k: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 10317860 7059008 2734732 73% / none 847584 0 ...
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Why /dev/disk/by-id/ change after a suddenly server power-off?

I'm management a server that in /etc/fstab have references to some partitions using /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN. The server suddenly power-off and DISK_ID part of /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN ...
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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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Extending partition on linux gparted but not more space in the vm

I have a vm test installation of a linux running a build server. Unfortunately I just pressed ok when adding the disk and ended up with an 8gb drive to play with. Well into the test the builds are ...
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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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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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Is there any way to fix a corrupted LDM database?

TL;DR: Are there any tools/approaches to diagnosing and fixing LDM (Logical Disk Manager) metadata structures without recreating from scratch? Full description: I have two SSD drives ...
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is there any advantage mounting an LV by UUID instead of by path?

I know I can specify mounts in fstab by either putting their path (like /dev/sda1 or /dev/mapper/myvg-logicalVolume1) or by fs label (LABEL=root) or by UUID (UUID=1234-5678-...). I see a clear ...
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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.