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A partition is a means of logically dividing a computing resource (most frequently disk storage)

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Recover data from old LVM partition on Centos 7

a few days back I my system would not boot up and go directly to emergency mode with no luck getting out, so I decided to reinstall centos 7. However, there are a few files that I would like to ...
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How do i increase space on my vSphere Ubuntu Client?

So i want to increase the HDD of my Ubuntu 16.04.7 (where Redmine is running) What i did was in my vSphere client under Settings -> HDD -> i pumped up the gb from 20 to 100 Hit ok and vSphere ...
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I accidently deleted the partition tables of my RAID6 drives

I accidentally deleted the partition table of 2 drives in my 4 drive RAID6 by reversing the order of sudo sgdisk -R=/dev/sdb /dev/sdz parted /dev/sdb print currently reports: Model: ATA ST2000DM008-...
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Find VFAT Partition on USB bus

I have to find a way to mount the first "external" vfat partition on 250 different headless hosts via shell. It could be sdb sdb1 sdc sdc1 etc. I need the device name to mount it with ...
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Root partition out of space side-effects

What are the side effects of the root (/) mount running out of space? If I remember correctly, users can no longer login. Are the effects flavor dependent?
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grub-install fails to identify FS properly

I am installing Arch Linux in a Vbox and encountered the following error I formatted /dev/sda in ext4 so I am not quite sure what's happening here with grub-install (v.2.04) complaining about the ...
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Recover encrypted LVM

I had Debian install running on LUKS encrypted LVM. This morning, I wanted to install OS on external disk to be used on another host, but mistakenly I chose the wrong disk... Few seconds in I noticed ...
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Can't resize Ubuntu Partition inside VMware

I had a 30 GB machine and I run out space. Then, via the VMWare Workstation GUI, I have extended that space. It got to "unallocated space" at first, then I tried to extend it with gparted, ...
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Create a custom ISO debian to rebuild operating system in VPS

I have a VPS server where I frequently install and reinstall the server Operating System (to be specific Debian 10) for test purpose. I use LVM partition when installing the operating system and ...
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Clone disk with multiple partitions using dd

I have used dd before to clone hard drive's but I'm now attempting to clone an entire hard drive consisting of 3 partitions to another drive. My partitions are named nvme0n1p1 to 3, I tried leaving ...
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Extend file system on Ubuntu 18.04 to use added disk space

Hi I am using a cloud provider (not AWS) to extend the file system on an Ubuntu VM. The provider has extended it, and notified that the extension is on the same volume, but I cannot seem to figure out ...
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Is it possible to resize mounted partition over ssh?

Background: I was given SSH access to a Ubuntu 20.04 VPS that has root partition of 5G (sda total 25G). VPS provider says Linux admin can resize the /dev/sda1 partition. $ sudo fdisk -l && df -...
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Repartition drives with GParted

Apologies for asking this question yesterday on a guest account that I lost access to. I've created and cloned a CentOS computer with a ton of customization. But when I originally set it up I had ...
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Resize partition at VPS without losing data

I have small VPS server with 40 GB disk space. I bought extra 40 GB and now I would like to extend / partition size. My partitions looks like this: /dev/vda1 is /boot and /dev/vda5 is my /. My VPS ...
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How to add unallocated free space using shell in Centos?

I have some free space unallocated and this problem affects more instances. Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 32.3kB 1049kB 1016kB Free Space 1 ...
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How do you use method “keep” in partman-auto?

I have a preseed configuration with specific requirements for disk layout, including partition sizes. partman-auto does not respect the maximum partition size for the last partition on the disk. https:...
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mdadm & unused space before superblock: How much space is lost when creating RAID arrays?

When creating a RAID array, data about structure and state of the array (metadata) must be stored somewhere. Is this the task of the "superblock" described in https://raid.wiki.kernel.org/...
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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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Cryptsetup and partitions

I have the following Centos 7 system that I inherited. Here's the disk setup: # lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Disk Partition Managment

my server (Centos with Plesk) is running out of disk space. Width cfdisk I've noticed there's a partition with free space Can I maximize the space in partition sda1 to this free space? if so, how do ...
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From mdadm raid to LVM (raid or mirror) decisions and how to monitor

We are migrating some server from linux raids (0 and 1) to LVM with stripe or mirrors. At the moment our systems are mainly configured something like | /tmp - /home - /others |------------------------...
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parted + usage help not described the resizepart

we need to use parted command as example on rhel server 7.2 version parted -s /dev/sda resizepart 2 but from parted help we not find the option resizepart example: parted -s /dev/sda resizepart 2 ...
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Unpartition mdadm /dev/md3p1 btrfs

I have a synology nas with a one single HDD. Synology SW partitioned that "Basic" storage to 3 partitions. 1,2 are raid for SW, and the 3rd is a member of mdadm raid. After my NAS felt to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04, 1.5G Swap 100% used (32G RAM), soft RAID1. How to increase SWAP size?

I have a production server, recently, I have seen server becomes slow sometimes, and SSH is slow, and once get into the terminal, even press ENTER is slow. When the server is OK, I checked the memory ...
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What is the purpose of having a “/” and a “/home” partition in linux?

I'm doing a clean install of CentOS 8 minimal, and by default it suggests these paritions: swap swap 4G /boot ext3 512M / ext4 2014G /home ext4 all (this is with a pair of 4TB NVMe drives in ...
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How to change the file system of a partition in a RAID 1?

First, sorry if the question has already been asked and correctly answered, I did not find anything that satisfies me. I rent a dedicated machine in a datacenter, the machine run with a Debian 10 and ...
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VMware esxi host partedUtil sector bit and block size?

Alright, things i did are: studying https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1036609 and https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2004299 , and also googled some other information about the "partedUtil" in ...
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CentOS7 GPU cluster, expanding partition volume

I have a question. I'm trying to increase the disk partition to more than 50G, which I recall was the default given by CentOS7 during installation. I'm wondering how to go about doing so, since I have ...
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lvextend New size matches existing size

I added 500GBs of space to a virtual disk that I am trying to add to a volume group in Centos 8. When I run lvextend -An -l +100%FREE /dev/mapper/cl_elk/root I get New size (9692 extents) matches ...
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Arch Linux - KVM - Sharing SSD and HDD between Arch and it's VMs

I'm relatively new to linux and I'm trying to build an Arch linux that will have a gaming VM. I have 2 disks: a 500GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I've settled on a LVM with a swapfile and extra space for ...
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Ubuntu server only uses a part of the available disk space

So i have a 240 GB ssd in my server, but i notized when i login it always shows me Usage of /: 56.6% of 108.79GB So i started to look a bit deeper when i use lsblk the following is printed ...
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Should i select and use another partition or Extend root ? (CentOS)

I want to switch my current working partition to an existent one on the disk under CentOS. How to achieve this ? PS : i want to switch to the larger partition (/dev/sdc or /dev/sdb/cl-home) (currently ...
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systemd-gpt-auto-generator doesn't mount EFI system partition

according to the documentation, the systemd-gpt-auto-generator should automatically find the EFI system partition and generate a mount unit to mount it on /efi. However this does not appear to work on ...
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Unable to extend C: on Windows Server 2019

I cant extend the C disk on a virtual machine from VMware enviroment. I try diskpart and other partition tools. I read that maybe the cause is the reserved partition betwen C: and the unalocated ...
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Make use of increased storage space on MBR OS disk on Centos 7.3 in Azure

(I'm quite new to disk management and partitions, so some terminology might be mixed and confused) I'm attempting to increase the size of the OS disk on our Centos 7.3 VM on Azure in order to (...
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How to burn multiple partitions on single DVD?

Is there a way to create multiple partitions on DVD and make one of the partitions a bootable volume? I like to create a small bootable partition that is formatted as FAT32 volume and create NTFS ...
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How to extend the Ubuntu VPS storage via command line (Without GParted)

I loaded the VPS sever with 50GB snapshot VM image, so now the remaining size of the actual storage of this server is not allocated correctly which is remaining 110GB. The total size of the VPS is ...
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RHEL + OS with XFS file system while adding additional partition with diff definition

We have the following disk - sda ( in server production - very important server ) sda is the disk of the OS ( rhel 7.2 ) , and file system is xfs sda is physical disk Xfs created with - mkfs.xfs -f -...
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Why do a lot of people do not use seperate partitions anymore?

Knowing Linux and FreeBSD distributions on CD, I grow up giving each directory like /usr, /var, /opt, and so on, its own partition One of the holy rules was, that / must be protected from running full....
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How to set disk1's MBR to boot from disk3 instead?

A few colleagues and I need to work out one setup CD for the product, and it has the requirement to install to the smallest disk whenever possible. We get into a wired case that if there are 3 hard ...
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Do I need a SWAP partition? [duplicate]

I am going to remake a server with Ubuntu 20.04 It will have 6 GB of RAM, a 20 GB SSD for the operating system, and a 100 GB SSD for data. Should we make a SWAP partition ? If so, how many GB are ...
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10TB HDD has a 9999GB partition but only allows me to access 215gb

parted print all result I have a 10tb hdd with 3 partitions and one flag (not sure what that means). The flag is set as 215gb and that's all i'm able to access in the filesystem. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Are there any issues with a large boot partition?

What is the recommended size for a Linux /boot partition? says the recommended size for a boot partition is about 300-500MB, which is congruent with my experience (running out of space with < ...
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How to reduce size of LVM partition and create another partition?

I have a standard parition and lvm partition on my disk /dev/sda [root@server1 ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 10 GiB, 10737418240 bytes, 20971520 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Soft quota on GPT partition

I have a GPT partition on Windows Server which is shared over the network and works with RAID controller. I want it to be extended automatically when it reaches it's limit and users are adding files ...
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Move /home to mirrored root partition

I managed to screw up my partitioning when building a new system. I had configured a hardware mirror on an msi motherboard so when installing I assumed that the OS would see a single drive. Instead ...
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Dealing with an ATA error [closed]

my Xubuntu 16.04. produces a non-stop ATA error message. Here is the output of dmesg [ 4547.943159] ata7: hard resetting link [ 4548.657810] ata7: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300) [ 4548.657824]...
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Unable to extend the volume, the option is greyed out

I'm trying to extend the D partition: with the new unallocated space, but it doesn't give me a choice, I've been looking at the Microsoft documentation and it indicates that it may be for these ...
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Booting LUKS encryred drive

ubuntu 18.04 I have a vps which i wanted to be encrypted, so i partitioned the drive and encrypted the new partition. Then i transferred all the system files from the old partition to the new ...
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Best practice disk partitioning for Ubuntu server cloud image?

I have read in several places that it's good practice to mount /, /home and /var on separate partitions for a server, as a way of mitigating the risk of an unwanted app/action filling-up the disk. In ...

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