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Get-Disk returns HealthStatus “Warning” and OperationalStatus “Other” for Compellent iSCSI volume

We utilize Dell Compellent storage and I'm in the process of developing a script to provision new iSCSI volumes to Windows servers using the Dell PowerShell SDK. I've successfully provisioned a ...
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Msft_Volume: multiple records for 'D:'

Im getting some strange results for Msft_Volume query Get-WmiObject -Query "SELECT * FROM Msft_Volume" -Namespace Root/Microsoft/Windows/Storage I see 'D' drive six times! I there any explanation ...
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Linux disk expansion error:You must delete some partition and add an extended partition first

I researched the reasons for this error, Can't do more than 4 parts There must be a way to increase disk space disk I want to increase the system virtual linux centos 6 I'm connecting with ssh-putty ...
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How to grow a striped data disk volume in an Azure VM?

I have to extend a striped data drive on a windows server 2012 R2 VM hosted in Azure. The existing drive is labeled in windows as F and is a striped volume consisting of two 150 GB SSD's. What's the ...
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moving/creating new EFI partition to new drive

In a Win 10 workstation I have 4 drives and need some drive/partition guidance. Disk 1 has the 100MB EFI system partition, a 2nd 1.8TB partition with data, and a 450 MB partition following that with ...
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what is the best practice when rescanning scsi disks reliably in linux?

I'm constantly having to make SAN changes which means that I am also constantly having to rescan the scsi bus so that my various changes are reflected in the machines I've exported disks to. I've ...
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Windows 10 install power loss, SSD now unrecognised

Recently I was doing a Windows 10 upgrade on a machine when a user turned the machine off (at the plug). They were running a Sandisk 500GB SSD and when rebooted the machine said that there was no ...
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How to update vSphere inventory remotely after resizing disk with vmkfstools?

after successfully resized a disk with : vmkfstools --datacenter x --vihost esx42 --server vc1.example.com --username me \ -X 25G -d eagerzeroedthick /vmfs/volumes/FOOBAR/FOOBAR.vmdk Now, how can I ...
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creating a partition makes the server unbootable

I have a server that comes with a softRaid of 2x450gb nvme disks. Since all my data is backupped, I don't need the raid and I want to use the full space instead. From the hosting (OVH) control panel ...
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Which Disk to replace first ? Predictive Failure or Failed Disk [closed]

We have a HPDL380 G6 server ( running 2003 R2) with 1 failed disk and 1 predictive failure. Total 4 Disks configured with RAID5. I will be replacing disks, Now question is which disk should I ...
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Cannot set secondary hard drive offline in Disk Management

I need to set a disk as offline in order to connect it to a Hyper V virtual machine. This disk has Ubuntu installed on it. Windows has absolutely no use for it. The ubuntu disk is "Disk 1". It has ...
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GCE Disk full, unable to mount on second machine or start server

It turns out that our GCE disk is full, which is odd because when I create a snapshot it's only 16gb while the disk is 50gb. I've tried resizing the disk, that doesn't work. Same problem. I've ...
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How do I identify the name of disk in first slot of my server?

I have 16 disks inserted into Lenovo SR650. The disk names /dev/sda , /dev/sdb ... are not in order with its position in the slots. I want to identify what is the name of the disk in first slot in ...
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How to know which DiskId is associated to a given Volume

Using PowerShell I select one Volume querying by name and filesystem with this line: $volume = Get-Disk | Get-Partition | Get-Volume | Where { $_.FileSystemType -eq 'NTFS' -and $_.FileSystemLabel -eq ...
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Roaming hardrives on a HPE Proliant DL380 Gen 9 24FF exact copy?

HPE Proliant DL380 Gen 9 24FF is faulting due to a flashin read light. The ILM files below indicate that the network port is faulty (attached to the system port). The trouble shooting guides recommend ...
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Trying to identify and expand CentOS root partition

I help out a company halfway across the country with maintaining their website and web server running on CentOS 7. The root partition keeps running out of disk space and crashing the server, so they ...
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How to defrag volume using mountpoint?

I am trying to defrag the volume by optimize-volume cmdlet . I have passed mount point path. But it fails as below. PS C:\Users\Administrator> Optimize-Volume -Path C:\Testvol1\disk Optimize-...
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How to “Offline” a Disk using Windows PE/Recovery Enviroment?

The Disk Management MMC snapin has a "Offline" function: Once used, a disk shows as Offline, with hover text "This disk is offline because of policy set by an administrator". However, if the OS does ...
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KVM Pass through disk Partition - By Label or UUID

Normally, when I passthrough a disk to a VM I use the entire disk. I am looking at attempting to passthrough a partition in KVM. First question is that possible/ok? Looking at this doc it seems to be ...
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ledctl: identify empty slots

Is there a way to get ledctl to identify empty drive sleds? I can flash the light on an occupied slot by using ledctl locate=/dev/sdb (for example), but cannot figure out how to locate an/all empty ...
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Debian 9 disk filled overnight, and emptied next morning? How to track down the issue?

Here is a munin screenshot about it: It filled at around: 07/Nov/2017:19:41:03 and emptied at: 08/Nov/2017:04:05:05. The closest cronjob was at 04:05:50, a postfix & dovecot restart. I know ...
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Failed to extend partition

I have a virtualised instance of Windows Server 2012 R2. I changed the size of one of the underlying virtual disks from 800Gb to 2Tb. I scanned the drives in Compmgmt and found that it was correctly ...
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Force initialization of dynamically expanding VHDX

Let's say we have 64GB of Dynamically Expanding VHDX. After installing the OS, the "dynamically initialized" space is something around 10GB. Now, I know that I'm gonna need about 25GB more space - e.g....
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Issue while using tune2fs

I have a server with a 3TB disk attached. I want to reduce the reserved blocks using tune2fs. Reducing the default 5% to 1% allows me to get a lot of extra space. Before applying in real server, I ...
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Beeping server and no output from hpacucli commands

I have a beeping supermicro server and my suspicion is that it's a RAID/disk issue. The supermicro storage is a separate unit to the manager (a HP Proliant Gen 9). As a result I've started attempting ...
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Server 2008 R2 OMSA Hot Spare

Using the OMSA tool in Windows Server 2008 R2 I have created a new RAID 5 array and virtual disk called Vault. I have created this RAID from 6 x 1TB physical HDDs. This is how it appears in OMSA; ...
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Server 2008 R2 Virtual Disk Unallocated Space

Using the OMSA tool in Windows Server 2008 R2 I have created a new RAID 5 array and virtual disk called Vault. This is how it appears in OMSA; I am using 6 physical disks in the RAID. After creating ...
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Proper way to increase Windows 8.1 client volume size after iSCSI target increase

We increased the size of our iSCSI target from 500GB to 1TB. The only computer that connects to this target is a Windows 8.1 workstation. We would like the workstation's volume to increase and take ...
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How to use part of a disk for Storage Spaces? [closed]

I want to use Storage Spaces to create mirrored volumes. However, my disks are large and I do not wish to fill the entire disks with the Storage Spaces volumes. Unfortunately, the GUI only appears to ...
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Automatically distribute lvm (stripes) for specific LVM2 VG on Linux

With Linux lvm2 I can create logical volumes inside a VG. When I specify with the lvcreate command striping/stripesize I can manually distribute the logical volumes over all physical volumes (as shown ...
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Disk Management sees the disk and partitions - change drive letter greyed out?

Environment: From: Windows XP-Pro x64 To: Windows 10 Pro A user "left" the company and we found a Win XP-Pro x64 workstation under his desk - but no user/password for login. I've taken the SATA ...
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LVM resize process

From here, how I can resize the space in /usr, /var and /home partitions without lossing data, if is posible, and in normal mode (no recovery mode), since is a remote server. I seen other posts (How ...
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Will the Remove action in Failover Cluster Manager 2012 R2 result in lost data on my LUN?

The most specific answer I've come across for Removing an Offline and Available Storage cluster disk in Failover Cluster Manager 2012 R2 is on this site. It's about 2yrs old. I'm new to HyperV and ...
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Extend hard disk partition by adding another hard disk

I am running Windows Server 2012 R2. I have C: and D: partitions at the moment. There are two hard disks, C: is on one disk and D: is expanded on remaining space of first disk and the other disk. Can ...
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FreeNAS - How do you monitor disk/share usage?

I have a server running FreeNAS. It has a built in RAID card that is currently running 4 disks in RAID 10. I have a LibreNMS server that uses SNMP to monitor all our network, virtual OSes, and ...
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How to control the volume format options on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm working on developing a standard build for our environment and our security controls require all volumes to be NTFS. Is there a way to control the available choices when formatting a volume? ...
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ZFS corrupted directory, but zpool doesn't detect anything wrong

A directory on my FreeBSD 10.2 server somehow got hopelessly corrupted (wasn't ZFS supposed to prevent that?) ls or any other command against it leads to current session getting frozen on the kernel ...
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Overlapping sectors on linux volumes

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 VM that's running on Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster. I needed to extend the space on the VM. The first thing I did was to expand the VHDX file. After doing this, I see a really weird ...
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Running out of disk space because of wrong partition set up

Server on Debian Jessie that was set up wrongly without doing the default partitions on install.. Now the server is running out of memory as it is not using the available disk space. Disk Usage: /...
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Disk Rename in LVM

I installed ubuntu 14.04 with LVM, the disk name was showing properly as I had specified while installation till I performed apt-get updated && upgrade. Before Upgrade /dev/mapper/UBUNTU--...
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Using virtual disks or create RAID volumes to combine multiple disks in Windows

In Windows Server We can use Disk Management and create striped,mirrored or raid5 volume on multiple disks also we could put all the disks in a storage pool and create a virtual disk then create ...
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Disk volume not extending

C: volume on a virtual disk within a Server 2008 R2 virtual machine won't extend correctly. Under Disk Management, Disk 0 is showing 119.9 GB NTFS for the C: volume, however C: under Windows Explorer ...
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ZFS restarts resilvering over and over again. Also very slow

Here's one of my Solaris 10 servers after a couple of disk replacements in a zpool pool: volume state: ONLINE status: One or more devices is currently being resilvered. The pool will ...
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Directory mounted on a newly created logical volume does not show a correct size

I have two physical hard drives on a Linux system (server / hosting), and I created a logical volume from sda3 (partition on disk A) and sdb (the whole disk B). I then mounted it on /home directory, ...
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How to resize LVM in Redhat

I have a VM with Redhat 6.8 that originally started with a 60GB disk 1. In VMware I increased the size to 100GB. I would like to increase the /tmp volume from 2GB to 5GB. I assume I need to resize the ...
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cassandra data migration from regular drive to SSD on production server

we want migrate our data from regular drives on production server to new SSD drives. how we can do that without taking down the node no longer than 4 hours(hinted hand-off is 4 hours) our data is in ...
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Why is Apache refusing to show new pages for one directory? This is as spooky as I've seen from Apache in a while [duplicate]

I tried to take a step back in https://serverfault.com/questions/763747/why-is-apache-not-showing-a-new-page , from an original question that was loosely as follows: A client has a website and makes ...
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How to list basic information about disks (cylinders, heads, sectors, sector size) on Windows 7 and 10

On Linux, fdisk supplies this information without any problems. I can't seem to do the same anywhere in Windows, nor (at a glance) in diskpart which is intended to succeed/replace fdisk. I need to ...
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One disk member of two Disk arrays

I will start with my question and then make a short example: Is it a good idea to split a disk into multiple partitions and create different disk Arrays (raid1/raid5) with those paritions? Are there ...
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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 ...