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

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CentOS & moving /var to a new disk/partition

Slightly older system, roughly 2 years old. Running CentOS I'm noticing I have /var using a lot of space, and it's all good stuff...so deleting space isn't the answer. Is there any easy/safe way to ...
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Assigning labels to unallocated space in HD in Windows 7

I want to format an unallocated space of 60GB in my hard disk to fat32(for installing Linux) using the fat32format GUI as described in this page. But the problem is the windows disk manager doesn't ...
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Reread partition table without rebooting?

Sometimes, when resizing or otherwise mucking about with partitions on a disk, cfdisk will say: Wrote partition table, but re-read table failed. Reboot to update table. (This also happens with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Hardware RAID 5 and LVM

I have an existing database server setup with RAID5 (3pcs 1 TB disk - usable is 2TB). One of its partition is /data is LVM. There is production data already in the First RAID 5 so we opted to create ...
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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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How can I create one large partiton over two drives in CentOS?

I've got a new dedicated server that I want to use purely for backup purposes. [root@dedi ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 20G 942M 18G 6% / tmpfs ...
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Does this partition setup look OK for Centos 6.x and Plesk panel?

I have a new server with 2x3TB HDD, I want to setup software raid 1; When I use host's automatic install it makes my largest partition 2TB and the other 1TB a separate partition (not nice). So I am ...
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Re-sizing disk partition linux/vm

I VM Player running a linux guest and I was wanting to know how do I expand the disk? In the VM player I gave more disk space but I am not sure how to mount/expand/connect the new disk space to the ...
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Script partitioning fresh raw disk images with sfdisk (C/H/S ignored?)

I'm trying to automate the process of creating raw disk images. I don't care so much about C/H/S, but that the block size should be a rough standard of 512 bytes. However, I'm having trouble ...
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How do I move the physical location of $MFTMirr, to allow resizing the partition?

When an NTFS volume is created, the first four entries of the MFT are copied and placed halfway the volume in the $MFTMirr file. According to Microsoft, since XP these files (metadata files) can be ...
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Resizing volume with DiskPart unsuccessful, while there's enough free space

I have a physical disk with two partitions, an old OS partition (with MBR) of 296GB and a RECOVERY partition of 2048MB (a default DELL recovery partition), both are not in use. I have successfully ...
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Moving a partition without gparted [migrated]

I need to move (shift) an ext4 partition on my disk in a headless Linux machine, like this: Before: [######### Partition #########][- Free space -] After: [- Free space -][######### Partition ...
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Changing the sda partition number in a clonezilla img

I want to copy a linux system from a computer to mine. That linux system is using two partitions. ("/" and an other one) I used clonezilla to copy thoses two partitions and put them in an image. But ...
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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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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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Shouldn't Google Compute Engine disk auto-resize when uploading data?

... automatic disk resizing during boot time... All Compute Engine Ubuntu images will automatically resize the root partition to use the entire disk, up to a 2 TB limit. Even if the disk is ...
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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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Resize RAID partition with GPT partition layout, without LVM

OK so I am a freelance sysadmin. I was asked to resize root partion (/) because it was 20Gb and /home was 3Tb. What I wasn't told is that the server is using RAID and GPT, so I can't use fdisk but ...
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Proper Partition Alignment

I'm trying to follow the advice from this TechNet article about partition alignment. Our San is an EMC, the disks are in a 4 disk raid 10. This services an I/O intensive application, 60:40 write:read. ...
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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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NexentaStor: how to partition SSD disk?

I'm trying to set up some homegrown storage using a desktop motherboard, 4 x SATA drives and 2 x SSD drives. I'd really like to use NexentaStor for its nice web interface and for it is some ...
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mkfs fails to create a new xfs partition

I am using Ubuntu LTS 12.04 server installed as a virtual machine on VMware Workstation. Recently, I extended the logical disk. I used sudo fdisk /dev/sdb command and i created an extended disk that ...
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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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Reclaiming free space in filegroup with single chronological partition

-moved here from SO (no coments there) Question: what is a proper way of reclaiming space in big (hundreds of GBs) filegroup with single partition of table that is chronologically ordered and has no ...
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copy LVM partition to new disk

I have a question about making copy of LVM partition to new disk. I want co copy not to move data. My operating system is Debian. On LVM partition I have running Xen virtual systems. Information ...
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Strange “/var/lib/mysql too full!” message, with almost empty partitions

I've just encountered a strange problem on my server : it's a basic LAMP server I've just setup and when I try to restart MySQL, I get the following error. /etc/init.d/mysql: ERROR: The partition ...
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Can a Windows Server 2008 server use a GPT-only partition table?

I have here a little bit uncommon system: its primary hard disk can't have an old, DOS (MBR) partition table, only a GPT type. It is an outer restriction, that nothing can be done about. It seems as ...
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What differences are there between labelling options that appear under /dev/disk/by-label and /dev/disk/by-partlabel?

I want to create a disk under CoreOS that is automatically mounted at /var/lib/docker So I created a var-lib-docker.mount unit file to do it and decided to use the by-label path under /dev/disk. ...
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Repair corrupt GPT partition on graid mini disk

I'm trying to repair a GPT corrupt partition table on a graid mini 1TB external hard drive. Here is the report from gdisk: root@philippe-desktop:/home/philippe/thomasdisk# gdisk /dev/sdb GPT fdisk ...
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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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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 get the mount point of flash drive by using uuid?

I am beginner in ubuntu linux and i need to write simple bash script, that can identify necessary flash drive(which contains only one vfat partition) using uuid of this partition, and get the mount ...
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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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centos 6.3 increase disk size on /

I have a VM running CentOS 6.3. LVM is not installed. From the VM side, I have increased the underlying disk from 15GB to 40GB, so I now need to expand the partition and file system. I've managed to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation with Preseeded RAID 1 Partitioning

I have been having a painful time trying to automate an Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installation with RAID 1 partitioning. I'm testing this on top of VirtualBox with two Virtual Disk Images (dynamically ...
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Fail to resize partition on Ubuntu 14 LTS / ESXi5

I want to resize the main partition of my Linux VM. I added space through ESXi interface Booted on GParted and resized the partitions However, the system does recognize the changes on disk ...
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testdisk can see my partitions but cannot recover them all

my NAS got a corrupted partition table yesterday (I don't know the cause) Now I run testdisk and I get this in the first analyze step: Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55 However when ...
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How to migrate /var back into the main partition [duplicate]

I have two harddisks, mounted on / and /var I need to migrate the /var partition back into the / partition. What are the steps required to do this?
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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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Windows Diskpart: How to select disk based on LUN ID

I have multiple LUNs attached to my Windows 2008 server from a SAN storage controller. Each LUN has a unique ID. However, it has no correlation to the disk number in the Windows. For example in the ...
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CentOS 7: GPT and software RAID 1 without 'biosboot' partition

I have a CentOS 6 server with software RAID1 (2x3TB): - sda # parted /dev/sda unit s print Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA3 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 5860533168s Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B ...
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Partitions not recognized when installing Kubuntu 14.04 over complex RAID setup

I have three identical HDDs. Using a ROM utility, I configured the use of 90% of each of them as a RAID 5 array, and the other 10% as a RAID 0 array. That is, each array uses some area on all three ...
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LUKS partition recovery

A drive with 2 partitions - the first partition is plain ext4, second one is encrypted LUKS. The partition table has been overwritten. I've found the beginning of the second partition, which I need 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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How do I find the UUID of a filesystem

I'm running Ubuntu, and want to find out the UUID of a particular filesystem (not partition). I know I can use e2label /dev/sda1 to find out the filesystem label, but there doesn't seem to be a ...
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resizing a Debian linux partition without losing data

i have made by mistake a small partition partion on my Debian installation and after installing openvz on this bare metal server i notice that i created production vps on this partion and that it ...
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Using SSM to modify partitions

I've installed CentOS 7 on a new machine. After struggling with the partition manager for some time I relented and let it create the defaults. As a result I have a / with 50gb and /home with ~800gb. ...
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df says disk is full, but it is not

On a virtualized server running Ubuntu 10.04, df reports the following: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 7.4G 7.0G 0 100% / none ...
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Rebuilding FakeRAID RAID 5 with new disk, no partitions show up, invalid PMBR

I have a RAID 5 array with 4 2TB disks on a HP Z800. One disk failed and was swapped out for a new one. I went into BIOS Intel Storage Matrix Utility and set the Array to rebuild with the new disk. ...
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repair partition table

I've just overwritten my partition table of my system's hard disk. i made a cfdisk on the wrong device (/dev/sda instead of /dev/sdd), deleted all partitions, made one new primary spanning over the ...