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

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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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How to extend hard to an LVM without disrupting current data in CentOS

We have a CentOS server that has 2TB of disk. When we got the server for "god knows why" the partitions were like so: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 1.8T ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 VM doesn't see full space on virtual disk

I have a windows server 2012 R2 VM on vmware esxi 6.7. Have 2 virtual disks for C and D partitions respectively. Partition C - thin provision, part D - thick provision lazy zeroed. I extended second ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Live server

How can I install Ubuntu 20.04 with only 1 partition mounted on '/' . Live CD always creates 1st partition as boot grub . Or is it possible to use kickstart for LiveCD to create only 1 parittion ?
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GCE instance - Unable to grow disk?

I have a GCE VM instance with a 9000GB disk: $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 19.5T 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 8.8T 0 part / ├─sda14 8:14 0 3M 0 part ...
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How Can I increase the PFree without extend the disk

I want to know if deleting from disk space of / will lead to PFree to be increased. pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sda2 rhel lvm2 a-- 299.51g 55.82g lsblk NAME ...
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Linux RAID Accidentally Changed Disk GUID using sgdisk

I accidentally changed the GUID on a Disk using: sgdisk -G /dev/sdb So far, the RAID hasn't been affected. Is there a way to grab to restore the correct one, or will it matter? I have not rebooted ...
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Convert MBR linux disk to GPT to run Windows 10

I'm in a situation where I want to reformat my main SSD hard drive (500GB) to run Windows 10. Currently it is running linux (ubuntu). I have a bootable Windows 10 install USB, however when I try to ...
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Mount a directory on a new partition or disk [closed]

I would like to know how to mount a directory on a new partition or disk. I have a directory, example: /u01/app/mylab/data Inside this I have several files and directories, with specific permissions ...
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unable to convert MBR disk to GPT

I've got a MySQL DB running in EC2 that I've had to continually add space to the EBS volume, then grow it (using growpart/xfs_growfs). I finally hit 2TB and couldn't figure out why I could no longer ...
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Incorrect partition Centos 7, out of space on cl-root

Running Centos 7 on Cisco UCS server with 16TB of Raid hard drives. I'm at 99% of space on cl-root partition. I must have incorrectly partitioned the space initially. How can I increase /dev/mapper/...
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extending a LVM partition > 2TB on Fedora 31 to use all unallocated disk space

We have a Dell R420 with the Perc H710 Mini that was configured with 3 1TB drives in a RAID 5. I added another 1TB drive and thanks to a little help from the Dell discussion board, the RAID 5 ...
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Ubuntu Not Detecting Free Space In Root Partition

My server has a 40GB HDD and runs Ubuntu 18.04. The output for the command: sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL returns: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL loop0 squashfs 91....
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ZFS log partition got deleted: how to recover the partition table of this ZFS partition to recover the ZFS partition table?

I hadn't turned on my NAS system for some time, and something regarding ZFS broke when I turned the system back on. The setup for my ZFS pool is three 8TB drives in RAIDZ, with an NVME drive ...
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How to resize RHEL Atomic logical partition?

We have a VM in AWS that is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.7.3.1. AWS shows this EBS volume attached to it: And the size of the volume is 60 GB: I do not know who set up the VM or ...
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How to move /var back to Root from a different filesystem

I need to move my /var (dev/sdc1) back to the / (dev/sda2) from a different file system. I've resized the / partition and want to move /var back to / partition and resize /dev/sdc1 filesystem to mount ...
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Increase LVM storage after expanded RAID5 by 4TB?

So I've been running 3x 4TB (ST4000VN008-2DR166) in RAID5 for quite a while and wanted expand it, by adding a fourth HDD. The migration was successful and the RAID Controller (LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i)...
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Recovering a btrfs partition

I'm attempting to recover (what I'm told is) a btrfs partition from a RAID5 array and I'm a bit stuck on the next step... The reason I mention it was RAID5 is because the array way deleted in the ...
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Disk with no primary partition mounted on disk-name itself

I have a ec2-machine setup with an EBS attached of size 200 GB. I obtain the following with the commands I perfomed Screnshot for the lsblk and df -hT commands As I could figure out from these, there ...
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Extend Boot and EFI Partitions CentOS 7

I got a new dedicated server which have 500GB SSD holding the operating system and the other HDDs have the data. By default the /boot partition is considered small I wanna extend it same applies to ...
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Unable to Extend Partition on Hyper-V Generation 2 VM

I'm facing a weird problem with Generation 2 Hyper-V VM, where I'm unable to extend partition in Guest OS. Once I edit the VHDX & Expand it using Hyper-V Manager on the Host OS, and boot into ...
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vmkfstools --growfs returns no such file or directory

At a customers site we have 2 (+1 Backup and Test) ESXi server, working independently (without vSphere). The customers request is to replace an SSD RAID with 500GB with a 2TB one. ESXi is installed ...
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Mount a new partition to existing mount point

Similar question has already been asked on SF but I have a slight difference that might create issues if I follow already answered question's solution, therefore I must make sure. I have a 4TB HDD ...
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How to mount the second disk as /dev/md3 in linux server?

At the moment when I type lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,FSTYPE,TYPE,MOUNTPOINT I get the following output: NAME SIZE FSTYPE TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 3.7T disk ├─sda1 1M ...
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Make bootable Linux copy

I have specific Linux installed on SSD drive. What I want to do is to copy all ext4 partition files to other drive (also ext4) and make it bootable. Copy should be as similar as possible ...
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SFS partition on Linux

When I'm cloning some Windows hard drives with Linux, I get some strange messages. The cloning themselves are ok. The involved drives are Microsoft Dynamic disks. Regular disk partitions do not cause ...
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Make Partition for Home inside LVM Volume

I have installed (automatically) a Centos7 VM machine inside a Cloud provider which uses VMWare. I checked the partitions and I realized that the Cloud (VMWare) created two LVM volumes with 2 ...
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Use gparted to copy CentOS boot volume

I can't seem to copy all partitions from my boot device (SDA) to my new ssd (SDB). For some reason the copy function is greyed out for the SDA2 partition. I can only copy the SDA1 partition. I'm ...
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How to move physical partition into extended partition?

Given a disk layout like this Disk: /dev/sdc Size: 119.9 GiB, 127865454592 bytes, 249737216 sectors ...
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LINUX : mount windows fractionated volume

I have on Windows VM two vmdk. I created a fractionated volume to see only one HDD. I need to mount this in Linux. I can see all sd** But i can't make a mount, Linux does not know partition type. Can ...
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How to extend linux root partition size in CentOS 6.9 without LVM

I installed CentOS 6.9 instance with 50GB HDD in Openstack. It shows only 8GB for the root partition. But I need to allocate entire HDD size (50GB) for root. fileSystem details How can I fix this??
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Other virtual drive formats for linking to physical disk device or to archive content

It is known that you can link to physical disk device through VMDK virtual drive format. It works on Mac*, Lin*, Win* with VirtualBox or VMware ( here solution with VBoxManage internalcommands ...
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google cloud resize partition

New Cloud Compute VM instance with the Centos 7 image. Even though I picked 100GB disk size the Centos image had 10GB boot disk. I have tried extending the /dev/sda2 to utilize the unused space but so ...
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Recover harddrive after abruptly power cut [closed]

Following is my partition table, mercurial@providence:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 465.78 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Disk model: ST9500420AS Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 ...
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How to expand /vda2 to use all available space (>2TB)?

On a KVM guest running Centos 7, lsblk gives me: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom vda 252:0 0 6T 0 disk ├─vda1 ...
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With a 500GB SSD and a 250GB SSD is it possible to mirror a 250GB partition on the 500GB with the 250GB SSD using ZFS?

So I have a Samsung 250GB 850 Evo SSD and a 500GB 860 EVO SSD. I'm looking at using Solaris for this server (so looking at whether doing this with ZFS is possible). Is it possible to mirror the 250GB ...
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Browse files on partially formatted drive

So I had a customer come in for data restoration when they had an installation fail which resulted in partial data loss. When booting into a live USB on the machine the drive shows up with lsblk as ...
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Newly created XFS filesystem shows 78 GB used

We have a 12 TB RAID 6 array which is supposed to be set up as a single partition with an XFS file system. On creating the new file system, it says it has 78 GB in use, but there are no files on ...
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Extend CentOS Parition - Already have 4 Primary Partitions

I have a CentOS server, acting as my syslog server (CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core)). As my syslogs have grown in size, we've had to extend the volume a couple time. Now the main disk is 500 GB....
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increase container size OS (ubuntu 16.04)

i just download ubuntu with docker pull ubuntu:16.04 and then i want to install mysql and nginx inside them but has limited size docker run -d -t --name temporary ubuntu:16.04 winpty docker exec -...
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Should I partitionning a disk LVM?

I have some few servers (Ubuntu 16) and it's a mess who LVM was configured and used by my predecesor (for me, maybe is not). I have to install new server (Ubuntu 18) but I won't do a mess like is it ...
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Kickstart CentOS 7 with software RAID 1, but no LVM needed

I am going to Kickstart a CentOS 7.x installation with software RAID 1 remotely for the first time. So I am kinda inexperienced at this and wondering what I need to make this work correctly. A CentOS ...
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Clonezilla throws error when attempting to restore partition

I'm attempting to restore a Linux partition from a flash drive to the hard drive of a laptop. Following the steps in this post, I was able to resize my partition to 15GB, which is less than the size ...
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centos 7 - extend current partition with a new disk

My file system /mysql_database mounted from disk /dev/sdb, partition /dev/sbd1 is 100% filled. I just added a new disk /dev/sdc from VMWARE and I need to extend the current one. (/dev/sdb1), so my ...
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How to clone Linux hard drive to smaller flash drive

Currently, I'm trying to clone a hard drive that has Linux installed to a 16GB flash drive. The hard drive is 233GB, but df -h shows that only 3.5G is in use. Can I use Clonezilla to create an image ...
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CentOS6 (VM) on Hyper-V (host) - expanding disk size

I have a Hyper-V server (host). With a CentOS6.x VM (guest). My goal is: expand the /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root partition to a total 200GB; expand the /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_swap partition to a ...
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Mdadm Create array on partitioned disks - failed to write metadata to disk

I'm trying to setup a raid array for a server. The array is going to be RAID 5, consisting of 4 disks, sdc, sdd, sde, sdf I need three partitions of specific sizes (2gb 200gb 700gb) and they need to ...
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Using Mkfs.xfs and setting the version information

When I use mkfs.xfs it is not enabling NLINK. I have another drive in the machine that is set up the exact what I need this drive setup and the only difference is NLINK on one and not on the other. ...
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/dev/mapper Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary

How to fix "Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary" for "Disk /dev/mapper/isw_ddfdcbhjcj_Volume0"? sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/mapper/isw_ddfdcbhjcj_Volume0: 935.4 GiB, 1004400541696 ...

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