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ERROR - Failed to format SSD /dev/nvme0n1p1, error: ERROR: Failed to get model number of '/dev/nvme0n1p1'

I'm getting a failed to format drive error because it seems to be unable to identify the model number? Any tips on how to troubleshoot this? 2022-06-08 18:05:02,800 - diskssdconfig.state - ERROR - ...
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Dell 2950 Disk Partition Format System Install [closed]

Have three 2950 Servers. Got them here and there. Fixed all the little problems. All are posting. Have new SAS drives. I need to format and partition them. How do you get raw SAS drives formatted ...
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Unable to erase data from old Windows XP PC

I have an old Dell PC (326V50J) that I would like all data to be erased from (data and OS). The operating system installed is Windows XP x86. It doesn't have a USB port but it does have a CD drive. ...
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Recovering formatted Microsoft Storage Space Raid-5

I have accidentally formatted my Storage Space. The setup is 3 units of USB 3.0 Hard drives with 4TB each. Total 7.4Tb of storage available. I have used Active File Recovery with no success.It finds ...
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Synology NAS to Mac transfer: rsync creates identical folders on the same disk (NAS rsync and Mac rsync yield different hexdumps)

Summary: I use the following setup to backup data on a Synology NAS to a remote disk via rsync. First backup local: rsync initialised on the Synology NAS to the disk (mounted on the NAS). Future ...
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Restore partially overwritten partition?

I had healthy NTFS partition. Due to mistake, it was formatted to EXT4 and partially overwritten. Naturally, many files are lost. But photorec is able to retrieve separate files, unfortunately without ...
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"show processlist;" output - percent sign

In the output above, what does the % (percentage sign) mean ? mysql> show processlist; +------+--------+----------------------+----------+---------+------+--------------+---------------------------...
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rsync logfile starts to include litteral date format in path

I created a backup-shell that runs as a cron job. That's not new.... But in the command line I have the logfilename specified with a date format. All is ok, until it reaches the folder where the ...
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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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bind: dns_master_load: file format mismatch

I have set a slave DNS server for myzone.info domain. After reloading bind 9.9.5 on Ubuntu, syslog gives the following messages: Jul 13 17:12:14 dns2 named[18599]: dns_master_load: file format ...
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Correctly remove exchange server

We have an intranet domain where an Exchange 2013 was installed for testing purposes. This is no more used and can be deactivated. Now I need to format the server where Exchange was installed. I'd ...
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inconsistency between format and probe-scsi-all outputs

my platform: SPARC T4-1 solaris 10 Generic_150400-24 sun4v sparc sun4v 1 of the disk is seems different in the output of format when I am on console cli even though relevant disk seems same as others ...
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ansible manipulate file with a date format

In ansible, I would like to manipulate files/directories/archive that are composed or to composed like this: How would I do that. It seem Ansible is not able to handler that. (I doubt). So, what I do ...
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Output of remote cmds in putty is always truncated after 80 chars [closed]

I have been fruitlessly trying to get the output in the right format. I am running putty ssh commands, and the output of the command are saved to a file and transferred over. Ignore the fact which ...
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In centos6.x kvm guest, What is the difference On the following two disk format?

I add a new virtual hard drive vdb to the KVM guest(centos6.5),like this [root@centos ~]# fdisk -l | grep vdb Disk /dev/vdb: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes Then,there are two ways to format the disk a. ...
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Is there a way to determine the log format if given a ".log" file?

Is there a way to determine the kind of log (so that it can be parse correctly) if I have no prior information about the type (for eg. syslog, apache log, IIS log) of log it is? I am trying to write a ...
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Parseable NGINX accesslog files with delimiters

The default NGINX format is this: log_format combined '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] ' '"$request" $status $body_bytes_sent ' '"$http_referer" "$...
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Formatting Hard Drive in windows

What is the differences between quick format and normal format in windows? I Just formatted my external Hard Drive by quick format and it took a minute to complete and then I just started formatting ...
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How to delete old linux partition with ESXI?

I'm stuck with my ESXI deployment and I have no idea how to move forward with this. I have one of my server with Software Raid that used to be partitioned in Linux 6.2. 2 Sata drives partition in ...
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Lost Frm files recovering data from ibdata

I was working with a mysql innodb datbase. When I was working with mysqlworkbench accidentally all the .frm files got deleted from mysql data folder but I still have ibdata file in the data folder. I ...
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Reset Disk - Windows Storage Server 2012

I set up windows storage server 2012 and have 6 SATA drives in a raid configuration. Prior to production use I tested by removing drive and adding a spare and rebuilding. That went fine. Now I see ...
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Disk not shown in Solaris 11.1 format tool

I have a Sun Fire T2000 with up-to-date firmware, running Solaris 11.1. I have inserted two SEAGATE-ST914602SSUN146G-0400-136.73GB HDDs in bays 2 and 3. Both drives show OK in the ALOM and are ...
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is it possible to restore a deleted raw partition after a new partition & volume was created

a a raw partition was deleted from a disk, a new partition & volume was created. a bit of data has been written to the volume already. Given the above scenario: 1 - is it possible to restore the ...
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replace dates in XML file on a Linux server

I'd like to change the date format in the contents of an XML file from 2013-01-21 to January 21 The following script works on my mac, but not on a linux server (I'll be running it as a daily cron job)...
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Server 2012 Core (no GUI) - How to manage disks?

I am working on Server 2012 which doesn't have a GUI. For now, I have two hard disks. My first one is already formatted and I see it as C: Now, I'd like to format my second hard drive and create a D: ...
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IIS w3c logfile order of the different fields?

I have a W3C logfile of IIS access log. I can't find out what the numbers mean: 2012-10-25 19:18:00 10.234.150.43 GET /status.aspx - 8080 - 10.0.0.1 - 200 0 0 0 Of course some of the fields are ...
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How can I create a bootable USB ISO stick without formatting the stick [closed]

I know that there are many well-known methods for creating a bootable USB stick, but all these alternatives needs to format the USB stick. What I'm looking for is some alternative method to create an ...
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format a volume as xfs

I have a partition that is formatted as ext3 I dd unmount it. Formatted as xfs (for quicker format) and I got an error. When I formatted it as ext3 again, it worked. What is the command to format an ...
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quickly empty a Linux partition

I want to empty out all the data on a partition. What is the quickest way to do this? It is an Amazon EBS volume if that matters.
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Possible to reformat and reinstall OS on server via the console management server?

If one has access to a console server providing serial port access to a server, is it possible to reformat and re-install an OS on the server remotely? Note that creating partitions under the ...
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Any chance to recover formatted hard drive LVM to ext3

I am a big fool. But i believe this could be the event for every serious linux administrator. I Accidentally formatted my hard drive from LVM to Ext3. I tried some of the recovery tools. I can see ...
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Which tar file format should I use?

tar can create the archive in different formats. GNU tar, ustar, pax, v7. What would be the best for long time archiving? Is there significant differencies in these formats? I would use the best ...
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Barracuda Message Archiver Database Storage Format

I need access to a Barracuda Message Archiver database so that I can issue queries against it. The default web-based email search mechanism is not powerful enough to handle complex nested and/or type ...
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How to format a partition under FreeBSD

I want to format a partition under FreeBSD and change it to UFS filesystem. I searched the web but even the "fdisk" man page is not clear at all. Any help would be clearly appreciated ! My current ...
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change email address format with minimal disruption

all the email addresses in my organization are in the format firstname@xxx.com. this was started when we were a small organization. Now we have grown and need to use something a bit more professional ...
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Details about ping google - xml format, best practices etc

Just found http://blogsearch.google.com/ping and I can't find any information about the xml file format. Is there better way to ping the google bot and can you share sample xml code to show me the ...
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SQL Server not liking dates in YYYY-MM-DD format

Is there a setting in SQL Server which will persuade it to accept 'yyyy-mm-dd' style dates in a query. Got queries which are running fine on most of our SQL servers one box running Microsoft SQL ...
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Help with formatting C:\ drive on Dell Inspiron E1505

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 which I formatted recently to install Mac OSX. Basically this is what I have done: Formatted the c:\ drive creating a separate partition of about 50 GB ( out of 80 GB..so ...
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How many times can you format a hard-drive?

I've read mixed cases all over the place regarding the life of a typical hard drive, and if reformatting degrades the disk. If so, could you measure the life of the disk in a practical manner or ...
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What's the quickest way to format a drive (USB, HDD, Floppy) under Linux?

I had fdisk segfault and just wondered if anyone had any other options? EDIT: It was late and that was a dumb question. Good answer though!
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Would SSD drives benefit from a non-default allocation unit size?

The default allocation unit size recommended when formatting a drive in our current set-up is 4096 bytes. I understand the basics of the pros and cons of larger and smaller sizes (performance boost vs....
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Which archive/compression format?

Zip, Rar, 7z, Gzip, BZip2, Tar etc. I'm hearing 7z is the flavor of the month, why? Is it best for all situations or are there better choices for specific situations. Or maybe the actual file ...
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