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

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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 ...
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Cloning entire partition of a server over a network

Using the linux command 'dd' you can clone a partition to a .img file. I have used this method for duplicating flash drives for use with many servers in the past. Then if one goes down, it is very ...
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LOCK/Password Protect home partition

I have access to a server with SSH and for some reason I want to LOCK/Password protect or encrypt the home partition. Its very important for me to do it in the best possible way, I don't want anyone ...
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Rebalance CentOS / RHEL Ext4 LVM assignment

Our corporate standard is CentOS (which seems to prefer LVM), and I come from primarily a non-LVM background, so I'm treading new ground with this issue. I inherited an older machine as a log-server ...
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Resize Ubuntu boot partition with swap partition adjacent to it [closed]

I'm trying to resize a /boot partition use gparted from an Ubuntu LiveCD. The problem is that I have a linux swap and extended partition right adjacent to the /boot partition. The unallocated space is ...
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Resizing a parition on a virtual disk in Window Server 2003

The virtual disk in question is 400 GB, with an 80 GB C partition and a 320 GB D partition. If the virtual disk is resized to 500 GB, is it possible to extend the C partition into the new space?
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Resize Logical Volume Group

Hi ServerFault Community. To this volume group: --- Volume group --- VG Name virtual-machines System ID Format lvm2 Metadata Areas 1 ...
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Shrink the size of LVM volume

I'm trying to shrink the size of Logical Volume --- Logical volume --- LV Name /dev/vg_linuxph53/lv_home VG Name vg_linuxph53 LV UUID ...
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Change partition size on a Windows 2008 R2 server

I'm trying to transfer 60 GB of free space from D:\ to my system partition C:\ With the disk manager I was able to remove 60 GB from D:. Assigning it to C:\ seems to be problem, because the empty ...
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Modifying partitions in CentOS 6

Ladies & Gentlemen, I'm currently running CentOS6 6 with 300 GB of storage space. Currently, /dev/sda looks like this (via parted): Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 ...
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Cannot resize an ntfs (Windows Server 2k3r2) boot partition booting from gparted

I am trying to use gparted to make my ntfs system/boot partition larger. I expanded the disk in ESX, providing an extra 60 GB or so of free space. I confirmed that this free space is available in ...
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Partitioning and configuring a RAID array for a dedicated MySQL server

I'll be running ubuntu server on a 3 disks server (450 GB each) and 16 GBs of RAM. My target at the moment isn't configuting MySQL itself, but what could be the best RAID configuration for my case ...
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Windows Azure - is this possible?

I'm new to Azure (I've only worked with AWS), so please pardon me if this is naive. I'm currently building an infrastructure which does the following: There is a pool of servers, where the number ...
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/boot on separate disk or on the raid array

I have 3 ssd disks (59 GB) each. I want to use them as sofware raid5 with fedora 15. I read that it is recommended to have /boot on a separate disk. 2 questions: 1) is it possible and advisable to ...
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Native ZFS Configuration on Ubuntu

I'm experimenting with Native-ZFS on Ubuntu right now. Here are the drives installed on the system: 2 x 2TB 3 x 1TB a 200GB operating system disk I've got the OS installed and the stable ZFS RC ...
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C drive shows as RAW, but Windows booted, cannot access C

I have a server running Windows 2003, it has a hardware RAID controller (4 disks in RAID5, health all OK) The server will boot into standard mode or safe mode (from the array) but once windows is ...
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Creating a new Partition on Centos Linux

I installed a Centos and partitioned it as: /root - 100MB / - rest of the disk. I need to have a /log partition. is it possible to do it after the Linux was already installed? Thanks!! Dotan.
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How can I create one big volume from multiple drives, but loose only the files stored on one disk if it fails?

I am running a storage system. Fault tolerancy is handled at application level (files are stored on multiple servers, even datacenters). Therefore I don't need nor even want redundancy within one ...
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How to resize two RAID-1 partitions?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server with two 3TB disks and Software-RAID 1. Currently they are partitioned as follows: # discus Mount Total Used Avail Prcnt Graph / ...
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Format a partition as /home without reinstall

I've installed a CentOS 6.2 server and have this partitioning (the sizes are approach): Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 29G 2.8G 25G 11% / tmpfs ...
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How to effectively partition a new server?

I'm a developer but I've been assigned to a new project were it seems I'll have to wear the IT hat too. Company bought a new server were we'll be running an application which basically "translates" ...
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Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt

I'm trying to add a second SSD to a Centos 6 system. But I get the Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt at boot. The system already has a single SSD (sdb) and a pair of HDDs (sd{a,c}) in a ...
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In Linux, why isn't superuser root's folder under /home?

You can create a user that has privileges like root, and it's home directory will fall under /home/username. Why does root get its own folder at the top level of the file system? Is this just ...
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Merging unallocated space to existing partition in Raid5

I have Dell PowerEdge Server T310 built with a Raid5 (3 x 300gb) Windows Server 2008 R2 SAS controller PERC H700. I have recently added a 4th drive 300gb thru Dell’s application “Openmanage”. The ...
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Linux disk space - partitions

$df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_app001-lv_root 32G 30G 0 100% / tmpfs 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 ...
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Umount stale glusterfs partition

I am using glusterfs on several Ubuntu servers: two of them are running glusterfs servers in replication mode. Without any clear error, the glusterfs partition became stale and the system shows this ...
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VM Partitioning

If this isn't the right place to ask this please redirect me. I'm using hyper-v to create virtual machines, I have 1.6TB to use, I have the parent on a partition of 50GB, how should I divide up the ...
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[Ubuntu]df Total size is not correct compared with the size of the disk

I'm running Ubuntu Squeeze and on one of the partitions df is showing the Total size as 335G: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb 335G 225G 94G 71% /mnt ...
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Setup grub2 on a GPT software raid 3 TB HDD

I like to setup grub2 on a GPT softare raid 3 TB HDD. Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 2048 1050623 512.0 MiB FD00 Linux RAID 2 ...
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Can I split one RAID1 partition in two?

I have a linux box with CentOS 6.2 and a RAID1 (2x 2Tb) configuration: /dev/md1 -> / (10G) /dev/md2 -> /home (1.9T) I want to split the md2 in two different partitions, so I can get the ...
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cloud hosting with only root partition

We are starting a website possibly with couple of thousands hits every day and few thousands registered users. By our hosting provider we were adviced to go with cloud hosting which we can easily ...
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SQL 2008 R2: Data\Log partions

I have a SQL Server setup that a previous IT person set up with a 2TB data partition and a 1TB log partition. The OS partition is 244GB and SQL is installed on a separate 1TB partition. We have an ...
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16tb raid6 + lvm, to partition or not to partition?

So I have a 16tb raid6 on one of a new batch of machines I am setting up. I will be using LVM on top of this and am wondering if there are any compelling reasons to break the raid up into partitions ...
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Ubuntu Server: Partitioning large hardware raids

I am trying to set up a storage server which has a hardware raid controller and 15x3 TB harddrives. This server is a dedicated server from hetzner.de and I am using the default setup routine ...
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Server RAID and Partition Config for Small SQL Environment

I've got 5 databases that run on separate servers using SQL Express. Some of these include a Citrix Datastore, Citrix Edgesite Server, an AV db, Time and Billing App, and a document management ...
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Why does my lvm2 volume group only work with multipath device mapper and not powerpath?

My server is an Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL5) on an hp blade (x64) with qlogic HBAs connected to an EMC clariion SAN. We are migrating from multipath to powerpath, because emc and the company ...
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maximum partition size for Windows 7 Embedded 32-bits

This question has been asked before, but a clear answer was never provided, I also tried to google this simple question, but can't get a clear answer. Does anyone here knows the answer to this ...
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BI Server raid/array configuration

I'm currently maintaining a BI server that crunches numbers for reports etc. It is running on a HP ProLiant 360DL G5 32gb ram with a Smart Array p800 connected to a MSA Unit with 750 GB in RAID 1+0 ...
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How to create a boot hdd and copy windows files onto it?

I have a zip archive containing installed windows xp embedded operating system. How can I copy files onto HDD to make it bootable? I went to disk part, converted hdd to mbr, created primary active ...
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After using lvextend, I can't recover unused space

I needed to add more disk space to my CentOS VM, so I added another virtual disk, then used lvextend to add the space to the existing partition. The steps I followed was: echo "- - -" > ...
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How to extend a Linux PV partition online after virtual disk growth

VMware allows to extend the size of a virtual disk online - when the VM is running. The next expected steps for Linux system are: extend the partition: delete and create a larger one with fdisk ...
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How to access partitions inside a logical volume from the host machine?

On a Virtual Machine Host Server I have a logical volume, /dev/my_volume_group/some_disk. The Logical volume "some_disk" has two partitions on it that were created by the guest machine. A swap and an ...