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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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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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mysql “hotcopy” and symlinking

this is a question in planning migration. mysql server 5.1.58-1-log (Debian) has datadir set to /dbs0 on disk0 and all myisam databases in it. We would make new /dbs1 on disk1, stopping server, ...
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Drawbacks with smaller fdisk partitions, mdadm RAID10, LVM and KVM?

I am setting up a new virtualized server with KVM and LVM. The KVM host and all guests will be installed on a SSD drive. Each guest will have access to a RAID10 array made of 4x3TB sata drives, used ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu partman recipe using LVM and RAID

I'm trying to preseed Ubuntu 12.04 server installation and created a recipe that would create RAID 1 on 2 drives and then partition that using LVM. Unfortunately partman complains when creating LVM ...
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CentOS partition reporting out of space

I have CentOS server with 7 partitions and 2 of them are LVM partitions one is divided as 2 LVM partitions. While working with the production software the disk suddenly gets full in a folder that is ...
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mdadm --zero-superblock on disks with other partitions on them

I have three disks which used to hold an MD RAID5 array. I have since removed (or so I thought) this array and created partions for btrfs and swap space. On rebooting the machine, MD still binds the ...
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Re-creating a filesystem on runtime (need more inodes)

I have a machine at a datacenter with 3HDDs and running Debian Wheezy, at one of them I have an ext4 filesystem mounted on /data that has ran out of inodes (I've chosen an inappropriate inode size at ...
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Extending partition on linux gparted but not more space in the vm

I have a vm test installation of a linux running a build server. Unfortunately I just pressed ok when adding the disk and ended up with an 8gb drive to play with. Well into the test the builds are ...
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Ubuntu Preseed Raid 1 with multiple partitions

I intend to create the following RAID 1: Partition Size Filesystem / 20GB ext4 /boot 500MB ext4 swap 2GB swap /backup 10GB ...
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Scripted partition creation

I need to routinely do these steps on various machines that have the same hardware: delete any partitions on /dev/sda create a 100G primary partition on /dev/sda change partition type of created ...
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Volume group not created

I have a Professional XXL with 2x 1TB HDDs (1TB RAID) server from velia.net and i want to create a volume group in it but when first i create pv it's showing. [root@xen17 ~]# pvcreate ...
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Debian - move partitions to a new drive

I have a XenServer6 VM with Debian Squeeze 64bit and only 1 partition /dev/xvda1 95 GB + linux partitions: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 95G 63G ...
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Clonezilla - restore to different partitiion size?

I am using PartedMagic on a liveCD, and specifically am using Clonezilla to mirror a partition so that it can be restored to another drive. However, the drive I am attempting to restore to is smaller ...
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Moving Windows 2003 boot+system partition

I have a Windows 2003 server with: - C: (15 Gb boot+system) on an old PATA disk - G: (20 Gb empty) on a SCSI hardware RAID - H: (220 Gb datas) on the same SCSI RAID I want to move C: to the RAID. I ...
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Directly Formatting a Device on a Linux System

I've just 'inherited' a system that consists of a bunch of Linux servers (running Ubuntu, but probably not important) that uses iSCSI devices. These show up as /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc etc. when you log ...
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Freshly formatted ext4 drive appears to have several gigabytes already used

I have setup several drives in an Ubuntu 12.04 x64 machine by deleting all the partitions and formatting them as ext4 with fdisk, but when I ran df -h, it showed me that a substantial amount of the ...
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Migrate a zpool to a zfs partition

I have a zpool with two disks in mirror-mode. The zpool is directly mounted to /tank. Now I want to create zfs partitions and no longer mount the whole pool. Therefore I need somehow to move all data ...
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Centos 5.5 LAMP server partitions are wrong

Through our we hosting panel I reinstalled CentOs 5.5, plesk 10, apache, php, MySQL etc. Chose the default partition option, however that seems to have only partitioned the drive to 10Gb. It is in ...
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How to work with Mac/GPT disks in Linux

I use Ubuntu and Debian Linux. I have an image of a (mac) disk that uses GPT. How do I mount one of the partions on this? I have installed gdisk and can list the partitions on the image. I would ...
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How can I un-mark a partition as active?

Overview: I use a backup storage enclosure with 6 backup drives incrementally backup up and taken off-site. One day I noticed that the backup process was failing. I logged onto the server that is ...
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Setting up a linux server of sorts and partitioning

I am new to the world of server configuration and as part of my introduction I am challenging myself setting up several Linux servers within a virtual environment e.g. VirtualBox using a fictional ...
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Can hard drive partitions be corrupted?

Our previous sysadmin created several partitions inside one hard drive in the fileserver, saying that it minimizes corruption: In case one partition goes bad, it doesn't affect others. ...
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Upgrading drives on a MD3000

Our MD3000 array is getting full as our databases are growing and we need more spaces. Currently, we use a MD3000 with a two-servers Windows 2003 cluster and 15x 73GB SAS drives. Disk groups are ...
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How bad is it to use a virtual file system with VMWare?

IT is running a series of VMs that we'd like to see optimized further: if the VMs' are Windows XP, storing their NTFS images out to the virtual disk (ext3) provided by Linux/VMWare, how much of a hit ...