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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 ...