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

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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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How shall I set up 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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Exchange 2010 on VMware - can I expand a partition with databases on it?

I have an Exchange server at a remote office that has a database partition that has grown considerably. It is running on VMWare vsphere 4.1. Normally on most VMs I would shut down the VM, and ...
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How to tell mdadm to use a partition as/instead of a block-device?

I have four 500GB disks which were set up as a Linux Software-RAID 5 volume during the Debian install (next to the system drive which is a SSD). One of the drives (sda) went bad and now I am trying to ...
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Dual booting Win 7 and Win 8 Knocked out bootloader [on hold]

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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Is there a way to create an EFI partition smaller than 1MB or am I reading partition sizes wrong because the disk has been converted to Dynamic

I have been trying to get add a Mirror to my System drive in Windows Server 2012 R2 and I've been getting the error: All Disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size ...
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df shows bad information on partition usage

I've tried to deal with this for days now with no luck. In this forum and also in other ones I can see a lot of discussion about this but none of the solutions have worked for me. My current ...
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Cobbler import failing

I've been playing with Cobbler lately (on a CentOS 7 distrib), and I've gone through an error while importing a CentOS 7 iso. I've been able to find a work around to the problem, and I thought it'd be ...
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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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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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Why have multiple partitions on a windows server?

With my IT outfit, we have templates to deploy servers with a dinky C drive/partition (10GB) and a larger D drive/partition. Why do this? Windows (at least until recently and at that minimally) has no ...
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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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Creative way to shrink a live ext4 filesystem from cloud provider?

When buying droplets, as DigitalOcean calls their cloud VM's, they are always configured with one large ext4 partition. I have an app that needs an LVM partition, so I need a creative way to shrink ...
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Is a partition necessary when using RAID?

I have configured raid1 on two of my disks. I am not using a partition, because I want to use the entire disk. Is this correct? The command lsblk produces the following output for my disks: sdc ...
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LVM on disk with no partition table. How to reallocate free space with fdisk?

I shrank an LVM in half using these commands: e2fsck -f /dev/VG/LV resize2fs /dev/VG/LV 5G lvreduce -L 5G /dev/VG/LV Inspecting the physical volume yields this: --- Physical volume --- PV Name ...
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Discrepancy between total sectors and calculated total sectors using fdisk

I use ubuntu on vmware. With fdisk command I got this output: Disk /dev/sda: 42.9 GB, 42949672960 bytes 255 heads, 56 sectors/track, 5874 cylinders, total 83886080 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 ...
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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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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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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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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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issue in increasing disk size in ubuntu guest vmware

Have followed link I was trying to increase the size of my disk allocated to ubuntu guest in vmware below are the things i have already done Increased max setting in vmware settings - Done ...
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Cloning LVM partitions

I need to clone a CentOS installation from a 1TB disk partitioned with LVM, to several identical machines. The disk is mostly empty since only the operating system and some software are installed and ...
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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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what are the folders in fstab without the device name or label or UUID

This is my /etc/fstab file on my CentOS6.6 : /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root / ext4 usrjquota=quota.user,jqfmt=vfsv0,noatime,nodiratime,commit=120 1 1 ...
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creating new partition for backup

I got a new server form hosting company. It has 2x2tb hard drives. I told the provider I would be using one drive for data/OS and the other for backup.Before doing offsite backup. I moved all my ...
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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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Can a Windows Server 2008 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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Extending partition on centos 6

I have a VPS which appeared to lack some space somewhere. It should've been 150GB but was only 50GB. I've been trying to extend the partition but I can't seem to find out how even with the help of ...
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Is mounting /boot in /etc/fstab automatically necessary?

Hello members of StackExchange, I am running a Debian 8.0 server with Full-Disk-Encryption and while I was doing some hardening I went through the /etc/fstab and I was wondering if some partitions ...
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Windows 2012 installation, couldn't create partition or locate existing

I've seen this error all over the place for 2012 and 8 Windows' versions. I have tried multiple methods of getting around this issue to no avail. Some methods I tried: Disk part from command prompt, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...