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

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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.
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Ubuntu Preseed Raid 1 with multiple partitions

I intend to create the following RAID 1: Partition Size Filesystem / 20GB ext4 /boot 500MB ext4 swap 2GB swap /backup 10GB ...
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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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How to move System Reserved Flag to another partition? [closed]

I have a Dell PE R310 that came with Windows 2008 R2 with a 2 GB FAT32 partition that I want to delete. But I can't because, because it currently has the "System" flag set. How do I move it to the ...
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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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what's the difference between a Volume and a Partition in Windows 7 diskpart [closed]

I was trying to follow the Intel guide for setting up iRST (Intel Rapid Start Technology) on my new laptop. The Intel manual says you need to create a *Volume that is as big or bigger than your ...