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

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How to modify partition in FreeBSD 10 with gpart [migrated]

I am using FreeBSD. My HDD has this set of partitions: root@core:/media # gpart show => 63 390721905 ada0 MBR (186G) 63 1985 - free - (993K) 2048 ...
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linux + increase temporary the /tmp partition for installation

I have linux VM machines with version red-hat 4 I have the following file system df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 950M 163M 739M 19% / /dev/sda1 ...
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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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Cannot extend partition in CentOS 6. Second partition is preventing it

I have a server on AWS EC2 that was set up by a sysadmin I hired. I'm running very low on my /dev/xvda1 partition (where we keep the website code, assets, etc), and I've been looking to extend this. ...
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Expanding partition (xfs) of a virtual machine

OS: Ubuntu 14.04, partition table: Model: VMware Virtual disk (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 37.6GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type ...
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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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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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How can i split a partition on Ubuntu?

I just purchased a brand new server on OVH with disk specification: 2 x480GB of SSD SOFT. When i do df -h, the output is: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 20G 13G ...
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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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Create a new Linux boot disk using a reference disk?

I need to build a Linux boot disk for a system, but assemble the disk using a different system than the one the disk is for. I have a known-good "reference" disk: is there a way to selectively clone ...
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Unable to resolve data corruption warning with fsck

In order to create a contiguous space for my file system to grow, I created a new EFI System partition at sda1 so that I can migrate it from the current partition at sda5. The move itself has been ...
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How to extend LVM PV to the beginning of disk?

I have server with 2TB disk, that someone initially partitioned like this: 300GB standard primary partition for operating system files(CentOS 7). 1.7TB LVM with some pretty big logical volumes - for ...
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Can we mount multiple disks as one directory?

Are there way to mount the different disks as one directory? Assuming I have some disks with ext4 partitions: /dev/sda1 1Tb mounted as /store1 /dev/sda2 2Tb mounted as /store2 /dev/sdb1 2Tb mounted ...
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Mount Point Does Not Exist, Despite Creating It

I'm trying to install Arch on a Virtualbox VM. I'm following along this guide, and this video. Not sure if relevant, but the VDI file is on an external hard drive. I've created 3 partitions as per ...
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Units for size in /proc/partitions don't make sense

I have a Seagate 750GB drive. Parted shows the drive as 750GB parted /dev/sdc print Model: ST375064 0AS (scsi) Disk /dev/sdc: 750GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt ...
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Merge “/boot” and “/” partitions on Centos 7 [closed]

I have three partitions (boot, root, swap) and i want to remove the swap and merge boot and root partitions so in the end i want only to have /dev/sda1 blkid /dev/block/8:3: ...
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Grub Rescue, always getting unknown filesystem

After launching fsck command and rebooting a Debian server, i run into grub rescue mod. So am trying to recover my system but with nothing when i execute ls i get : (hd0), (hd0, msdos5), (hd0, ...
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Installing Ubuntu and PostgreSQL database on different drives

I just received a new root server with the following drives: Disk /dev/sda: 480 Gb Disk /dev/sdb: 480 Gb Disk /dev/sdc: 240 Gb sda and sdb are set up on RAID-1 and what I want to do is setup Ubuntu ...
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MBR max of 2TB on each partition or on disk? [migrated]

A quick point of clarification needed. With the MBR Maketecheasier.com says each partition can only go up to a maximum of 2TB in size The Differences Between MBR and GPT But IBM's ...
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How to reset a Harddisk (delete Mbr & delete Partitions) from the Command Line with a script without rebooting?

To start from a clean state I need to reset the hard disk to an empty state from command line. It is not about running a wipe utility, the data don't have to be overwritten. This question is quite ...
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AWS - Separate Disk Partitions on Ubuntu

I am trying to find the best practice way for separation of the operating system files from user files. I want to divide my new Instance (on creation) hard disk into multiple partitions (for better ...
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Bit copied a disk image using the dd command to a new and bigger disk. How do expand whole LVM? [duplicate]

I just copied a 50 GB disk image using dd for bit copying to a new harddisk with 200 GB storage. On the disk is LVM including the system partition EXT4 and a swap partition (both LVs). Well the copy ...
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“fdisk -l” like list of partitions and their types for LVM logical volumes?

You know how "fdisk -l" lists drive partition tables and shows the partition id/types for each partition? Is there a similar way to get the partition id for LVM logical volumes? EDIT: I'm aware of ...
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Debian 8 AMI only using 8GB partition

Every Debian 8 Jessie AMI that I launch in Amazon Web Services is only putting the root OS onto an 8GB partition regardless of what I set the size to at launch time. I know there is some documentation ...
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mounting entire device on linux

I have created filesystem on USB harddrive some time ago and yesterday my collegue tried to mount it. As per my documentation all he had to do was to run: mount -t ext3 /dev/sdX /mnt/usb This does ...
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How to change the boot order if Two boot partitions exist on the Linux Machine

I have an open vpn server running on my Ubuntu server 14.04.I took the backup of hard disk /dev/xvda (which includes the boot files) to an img file using the dd command. Machine A dd if=/dev/xvda ...
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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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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 btrfs check a root partition

I'm sure the reason I'm having a brain fart is because it's late, but how can I go about performing a btrfs check on the root partition? The device needs to be unmounted, which can't happen because ...
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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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merging 2 virtual hard disks on a cloud server

I have a cloud server based on Windows Server 2008 r2, with 2 hard disks, one with O.S. installed on it, the other one is empty. Both the disk have 30GB of space. The first one is almost full and I ...
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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 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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I have a NTFS partition now the size of the partition seems to be wrong. Is there an easy way to fix this?

So I I resized a partition and now the partition table seems like it is screwed up. I am running Windows 7. When I open the "Disk Management" The table at the top of the screen show the disk as 139GB. ...
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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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/home /opt /tmp /usr /var on a single partition of another hard drive Debian 8 [closed]

I have a production server for which I would like to move the /home, /opt, /tmp, /user, /var to the ~300GB partition specially created for this purpose. No straightforward explanation found on how to ...
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Merge Logical Volume groups

I want to increase root LVM volume space. Is it possible to merge LogVol01 to LogVol00? My LVM setup looks like this: [root@server~]# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move ...
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Can't remove LVM thinpool - unable to deactivate tdata, tmeta

I somehow messed up some thinly provisioned lvm volumes on ubuntu 14.04 and now I want to start fresh by deleting the thinpool with all its volumes and data inside. Unfortunatelly this failes and I ...
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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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What steps to follow new disk space is added to linux platform? [closed]

I am trying to learn linux environment. I have a VM based on RHEL 6.6 64-bit. One of system engineers told me he added 20GB disk space to the VM. If I want to use that disk space properly what steps I ...
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How to remove installed third party product from root parition and reinstall it on a diferent partition?

I am newbie to linux. I have read about drive/partition/volume of linux for better understanding of what I am about to deal with. Here is the situation. I am a IBM BPM application developer and I ...
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Change partitions of disk with RAID and LVM

TL;DR: How to combine RAID + LVM partitions online (not touching rootfs)? I have a server which was used for something else before and had a certain partition structure create. df -h shows ...
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Sql Partitionning a table time by time [closed]

I try to do a partioning into a SQL table with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. I want to do this partition all night at 23h. For example i put all lines with a 0(on the column) on my ...
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how to work with actual hard drive when mirror drive stop working linux?

i have linux/Ubuntu server 2 hard drives mirror with raid. unfortunately one partition is having EXT-fs4 error (/dev/md2) .. aborting journel frequently.. after reboot it fixes but happens again.. ...
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Is reboot necessary after expanding a disk/partition?

I'm running a virtual machine (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) on VMware ESXi. The virtual machines needed extra storage as to why i raised the disk size in ESXi, and ran pationing etc. from the virtual machine ...
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How can I check the partition name in FreeBSD?

I am currently running my server in the rescue mode, due to the firewall issues. In order to disable the firewall thing I would have to mount the / partition. My problem is that I dont know/remember ...
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Is it possible to convert a basic disk to dynamic disk without losing data in Server 2008?

I am not able to extend partition in windows server 2008. We have two different partitions which we want to join and make one partition. I came to know that basic disks have limitation of 2 TB each ...
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How to mount new logical volume (adding to fstab and mtab)?

I created a new LV for the first time using this command: lvcreate -L 20G -n iew-vm-lv /dev/ubuntu-vg #create the new LV When I try running mount /dev/ubuntu-vg/iew-vm-lv, I get the following ...
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Cloning a two partition HDD onto a smaller HDD and maintaining MBR

I have a hard disk(A) containing two partitions - A1 is a NTFS partition containing a windows OS, and A2 is an NTFS partition containing data. I want to copy both of these partitions onto a different, ...
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RHEL expand disk size

Notice: I know this type of question has been asked (many times) before, but I have some remarks about the provided answers. I run a RHEL (7.1) VM on Hyper-V. The VM has 2 IDE disks attached. I need ...