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

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How to generate random files and directories that are scattering across the whole partition? [closed]

I want to perform a heavy test of using "resize2fs" to shrink the file system. Currently, I have script that creates a few hundred thousand files taking several hundred GB. But it doesn't take very ...
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create parition for xen with lvm on raid-1

First I don't have any experience creating xen, lvm and RAID-1 server, thus after several reading I stumbled upon this ubuntu documentation to install xen. BUT, because in the documentation it ...
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Linux on VMware - why use partitioning?

When installing Linux VMs in a virtualized environment (ESXi in my case), are there any compelling reasons to partition the disks (when using ext4) rather than just adding separate disks for each ...
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Disk Partitioning on AWS EC2

I'd like to know if it's possible to create a partioned volume and if it even makes sense to do that on an Amazon EC2 server. I have a standard Ubuntu server and I'd like to separate the /home and ...
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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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Change partition and / or mounting CentOS 6.5

I never did it before, please keep that in mind if I ask a beginner question now, but the info I've found on the internet weren't really useful for my case. df -h Filesystem ...
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How bad is it really to install Linux on one big partition?

We will be running CentOS 7 on our new server. We have 6 x 300GB drives in raid6 internal to the server. (Storage is largely external in the form of a 40TB raid box.) The internal volume comes to ...
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installing CoreOS using usb device and CoreOS ISO

I have some doubts about installing CoreOS using the image ISO. I follow the steps in CoreOS docs, in the Install section: cfdisk -z /dev/sda touch "/usr.squashfs (deleted)" # work around a bug ...
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Should I create ZFS zpools with whole disks or partitions?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools i observe these two cases:- If i take raw disks and create zpool then i am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If i ...
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How to change /home size

This server is running CentOS 6.5 minimal and comes equiped with two 3TB HDD. df -h shows: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md2 1008G 933M 956G 1% / tmpfs ...
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df on 7.7GB shows 400MB available while du -sh / reports 3.8GB used [duplicate]

I believe df is reporting incorrect disk usage, as I have the following problem: I deleted a few files to free up space, then run the following: $ df -H reports 7.7GB on Volume and 400MB ...
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Partitioning SSD and HDD in Linux NAS [closed]

There is a computer with four 2.7 TB hard disks, under control of Intel Rapid Storage Technology. And one 120GB SSD. We need to use it to store some data that we are collecting and computing. I think ...
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Ways to set up a ZFS pool on a device without possibility to create/manage partitions?

I have a NAS (Synology DS214 with DSM 5.0) where I don't have a possibility to create and manage partitions (maybe I could with some hacks that I don't want to make). What ways to setup multiple ZFS ...
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Debian Installer Partman and reserved blocks

I did this preseed configuration but I'm unable to remove the percentage of reserved blocks directly from the partman recipe. It seems that the option "partman-basicfilesystems/specify_reserved" is ...
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Cant find my harddrives in ubuntu installation?

I was trying to setup a Microserver with two 1TB harddrives as a software RAID. Somehow it didnt work and now ubuntu 14.04 is not starting. My problem is that I dont see the drives anymore when I go ...
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How to recover key after using LuksRemovekey?

I have an encrypted partition on /dev/sda5, yesterday I use cryptsetup to remove the encryption using cryptsetup luksRemovekey /dev/sda5, but when I restart I have to provide a passphrase for ...
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How to rescue deleted partition table on drive?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table. My hard drive is ...
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How to create two partitions with same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Mounting disk partition inside LVM

I have a logical volume what's used for a xen disk: Disk /dev/d0_vg/backup: 10.7 GB, 10737418240 bytes 1 heads, 1 sectors/track, 20971520 cylinders, total 20971520 sectors Units = cylinders of 1 * ...
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VMWare ESXi has two diagnostics partitions

I just installed a new VMWare ESXi 5.5 server and checked the partitions on old 5.0 ESXi and on the new 5.5 ESXi and the new one has two VMWare Diagnostics partitions but the old one has only one. ...
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How to automatically increase the partition size of multiple Ubuntu nodes in VMware vSphere?

We have dozens of Ubuntu nodes where I have to resize the hard disk drive to different sizes. Currently I’m doing all of the following steps manually: Increase the size of each node’s virtual hard ...
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Mdadm won't create an array larger than 10TB

I have a server with six 4TB drives running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of the drives is used for the system/OS I wanted to use the other 5 drives to get as close to 20TB of storage as possible It's a ...
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mkfs on raw software raid device or partition

I am making a huge RAID10 device (8 TB) for storage on CentOS. I have created the 4 partitions on my 4 physical hard disks and have created the raid device /dev/md2 out of those 4 partitions. Now ...
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ubuntu 12.04 combine hard disk partiions

I´ve a Vm with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Thus the hard disk is running out of disk space my plan was to increase the disk space and after that expand the existing root logical volume with a newly ...
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Fiberchannel disk Centos6.5

I got some fiberchannel disk shelves including several 300Gb SCSI drives and a HP c7000 blade system with multiple blades in it. As there is no storage controller (filer) available i have to do it ...
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MDT: choose specific partition to install Windows on

For several reasons I need to be able to customize MDT, so that I can choose which partition I want to install Windows on. We already have this option when we install from a simple Windows DVD, so why ...
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partition turned read only after mysql crash

I am not able to write on a particular partition. The mysql data directory is hosted on that partition and it suddenly became read-only when mysql crashed on a query. [root@ESERVER new_dir]# > ...
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How can I place /tmp, /var, /opt, and /usr/local into a /data partition instead of the / partition?

I want to partition a CentOS 6.5 server that has 4 RAID VDs: sdb - 102398 (100GB) sdc - 2185727 (2TB) sdd - 11440639 (11TB) sde - 11440639 (11TB) So that I can have the majority of the disk space ...
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how to add a raw device on RHL

I am using a server to which someone added a harddisk. I am struggling to get this to work. I am a regular Linux user (but haven't done this stuff before). I have googled up and tried to follow the ...
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Redhat resize Partition

First off, I'm an absolute newbie in Linux, but I've been tasked to automate the process of resizing a partition on RHEL 6.5. The server resides as a virtual machine in VMWare, and we are trying 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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Impossible remove Logical Volumes or Volume Group LVM2 [closed]

After a disk crash part of a LVM group, I can't use LVM2 properly. If like delete a Logical Volume impossible (Error on SATA Volumen) lvscan Couldn't find device with uuid ...
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Expanding ext3 /usr partition safely with minimal downtime

I have inherited a Centos 5.5 server provided by Softlayer. My /usr partition is filling up, and I can't see any quick wins by deleting cruft. It looks like the sheer number of cpanel accounts is to ...
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Resizing Partitions on Live RHEL/cPanel Server

I've resized many partitions over the years on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X -- but always using a GUI. However, the time has come where the preset partition sizes my data center placed on my server ...
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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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Server 2008 R2 Disk Managment Shows D:\ as 2 separate partitions

Original config of Poweredge T110 was a 250GB SATA. This was 40GB C:\ and rest D:. It only has 9% free, so, I decided to just put a 2TB drive in, and make it D:\ instead. So I extended my drive ...
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Mount /usr on different partition

I want to mount /usr directory on different partition and keep the same owner on all files and subdirectories in /usr directory. I want to mention that this issue is for linux ec2 machine where I ...
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Strangeness during Windows Server Install (drive duplication) [SAN]

I have recently taken over as an administrator for an IBM chassis and associated blades, along with accompanying IBM SAN. One of the blades is running VMWare ESXi 5, and we don't need it anymore, so ...
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Why the root partition is not reduced after attaching new partition to the /var directory?

This is my disk state before attaching new virtual disk: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvde1 4.9G 4.6G 1.3M 100% / tmpfs 828M 0 828M ...
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reached the maximum partitions on my virtual machine

I have a virtual machine and I extended the size since I needed more space. Here is what I have and the message I am getting: I was reading up and I saw some references to diskpart.exe and it gave ...
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Why are there only four primary partitions on an MBR disk?

I'm reading the docs over at CentOS.org. In section 25.1.2. Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many, there is the following statement: The partition table is divided into four sections or four ...
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Are ZFS pools or LVM volume groups more reliable for utilizing many partitions?

When deciding whether to use LVM volume groups or ZFS pools in configuring new file servers, what needs to be considered? Is there a "better" choice in the realm of multi-purpose file servers? Unlike ...
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How to add partition table to existing EXT4 filesystem

I have software RAID6 on 8x3TB disks (18TB), there is filesystem od device /dev/md1, but EXT4 can`t be bigger than 16TB so there is 2TB of free space. I would like to use this space. My first idea was ...
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shrink live mdadm partition with LVM

My goal is to shrink an mdadm RAID 1 partition while the system is running. I have to disks sda and sdb, which build my two RAID partitions md0 and md1. On md1 I use LVM, md0 is the /boot partition. I ...
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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Ubuntu Server install claims 3 TB RAID1 volume is 801.5 GB

I have a brand new server containing two identical 3 TB SATA disks. These are in a hardware RAID1 configuration using the onboard Intel RAID controller. The BIOS sees the two disks as 3 TB and the ...
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Should I really leave some space unused with LVM partition?

I am migrating to a new server where I'm going to use LVM partitioning on a RAID 1 array (2 hard drives). I have read some tutorials which advise to leave some space unused so that I can expand the ...
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CentOS extend home partition multiple times

I allow my clients to ask an unlimited number of times to extend the hard drive. Although, after 2 times, there is no physical volumes left to create. How can I still extend sda1 or sda2? Is it ...
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What is the best way to resize the “/” mount point that is not LVM?

Lately I am trying to update the packages in my Centos (Physical Box) and got error about not enough space. What is the best way to resize a mount point that is no LVM? Follows are some information: ...
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Format and partition device-mapper in LVM

I have a disk on a server: /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 that is about 5TB. I would like to format and partition it to make 2 500GB mount points. It doesn't even have to be in LVM. How can I take this ...