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Where are “Debug Dump Files” located in windows?

Windows has a tool called "Disk Cleanup" (German: Datenträgerbereinigung). There it lists "Debug Dump Files" which can be deleted. Unfortunately it doesn't tell me which files are meant. It can't be ...
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What happens when I “offline” a disk and is there a difference between diskpart.exe and the disk management snap-in?

What actions does Windows take when I "Offline" a disk in the Disk Management GUI? What actions does Windows take when I "Offline" a disk in Diskpart? Are there any differences between the two ...
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Hetzner's installimage uses only one disk

I have a Hetzner server with 7 SSD drives as the following: /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sdf /dev/sdg I am trying to do a Volume Group on it named vg00 that contains Physical ...
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Resize error : ext2fs_open2: Bad magic number in super-block

I have a server server1 running 8GB root partition I have taken the ami of this server1 and created anothe server2 but changed the root partition to 60GB 3.I wanted to extend the linux partition in ...
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Upgrade SATA drive on Dell Poweredge 1950, RAID 1, Ubuntu server

My current set up is a Dell PowerEdge 1950, two 250GB SATA drives, RAID 1, OS is Ubuntu server. Using it for running OTRS (open source help desk). I'd like to upgrade the drives to the maximum ...
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Why Extend Volume is Grayed Out in Server 2012R2?

As seen in the screenshot, I can't expand my Basic Disk2 for Data2 Volume (F:). This is Server 2012R2 Virtual Machine, Unallocated space of 1TB was added to the VM Disk2 from vCenter Datastore. I ...
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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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LVM Second Logical Extents is Missing

Edit 1: Just to clarify no data was written to the new extents. I know this because the admin grew the file system with fdisk right after doing the lvextend, he then rebooted for the changes to take ...
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Could LVM creation format my disk?

I am new to LVM. I am Ubuntu user. This is my disk sda 8:0 0 465,8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part /boot/efi └─sda2 8:2 0 465,3G 0 part / sdb 8:16 0 931,5G 0 disk ...
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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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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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How to resize RAID1 array with mdadm?

I've running Ubuntu 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38-11). I replaced 2x160GB with 2x500GB drives. They are configured as RAID1. The partition tables show the right sizes. Here's sfdisk: # sfdisk -d /dev/sdb # ...
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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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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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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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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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Cleaning up a server's C:\ drive. All known ways

I have a c:\ on a server that is filling up, most likely due to the accumulation of patches over the years. I'm told by Microsoft PSS Support that it is unwise to simply delete the compressed ...
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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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Safely remove a disk from a spanned volume

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 and converted physical disks to dynamic disks and combined them to a spanned volume. Yesterday, one disk started throwing S.M.A.R.T Errors, so I decided to get a new ...
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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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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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“Mandatory” free space on a SAN?

I'm not an expert of SANs, I'm writing here to get some clues on continuous and exasperating problems we're having which our supplier seems not to be able to solve. we own an ENHANCE ES3160P4 SAN ...
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Hyper-V Server R2 - Disk management MMC returns RPC Server is unavailable

does someone faced error "The RPC server is unavailable" during connecting to Disk management MMC console to Hyper-V Server R2? Servers are in the same AD domain and MMC console is enabled on Hyper-V. ...
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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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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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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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Preeseding a debian stable install with a complex partitioning scheme - missing physical volume

My personal systems run on: An open /boot partition separately random key encrypted /tmp and swap partitions and a password encrypted btrfs lvm volume holding everything else. My latest project is ...
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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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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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Convert to dynamic disk / option disabled

I'm trying to setup a software RAID-1 at a new hosted server. It has two 3TB disks in and I've installed a fresh copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition with SP1 on one of those disks. A step-by-...
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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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How can i create a low disk space alert on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter virtual machine running in Azure. Recently, one of my disks ran out of space. How can i setup a notification system to alert me when one of the disk drives ...
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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 ...