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CentOS5 - HDD Partition


I'm trying to install CentOS5. Although the default partition should work fine for me, but I would like to create my own partition for /var, /usr/, /tmp, /swap, etc. Can you recommend me a good partion including the size. My server has 4GB RAM and 500GB SATA2 HDD. I don't use much space of HDD.


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Quote:

mount -t ext3 /dev/hdd2 /second
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdd2,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Also I tried to add it to /etc/fstab but it says the same error, Disk /dev/hdd2 doesn't contain a valid partition table... I am able to mount /dev/hdd1 successfully.

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Backup Solutions - Compressing Partition & Transfer
I administer a busy forum and require a best backup solution.
(Servers are clustered and running Debian Etch)

Currently when backup script packs the whole partition using command:
tar cvzf /backup/webroot/webroot-(today's-date).tar.gz /webroot
But, this causes huge load on to the server and the whole website becomes unavailable during this time.

Since the number of files is huge, it takes around 10-15min for it to finish.

Now, I need another software or a way to limit tar's load on to the system so that the website doesn't go down during the backup process.

(dd would work as /webroot has it's own partition but I'm not sure on how it the load goes with it and also if it works with cron)
Do you know any good solution?

Also, right now all backups are on each server separately.

To clarify, mysql server's backups are on mysql server and actual files' backups are on web server.

As you may have realized, this is very bad as it won't protect me from harddisk failures and hackings.

(Hacker can just delete the whole thing and website will be gone forever...)

So, to prevent them from happening and also for central management of the backups, I got a server just for backups.

Now, I need a way to transfer the backups to it.

What software do you recommend to accomplish this?
(scp, rsync, ncftp, etc...)

Some of you may say R1Soft's CDP is the best but I would like to have that as my last option because I don't want to rely on another company when it comes to backups.

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We had a problem on one of our servers and it was running RAID 1 with two 300GB SAS.

When I boot the server I have the following issue,
PXE:E61: Media test failure, check cable

I searched through all the net but couldnt find a solution that helped me.

Now I took one of the HDDs out and installed as slave on another Linux server. One of the HDDs says when I do /sbin/fdisk -l,
no partition table for /dev/sdb (something like that)

The other HDD have all the partition table,

/dev/sdb1
/dev/sdb2
/dev/sdb3
/dev/sdb4
/dev/sdb5

The big partition (probably when I have my data) is under /dev/sdb2, although when I try to mount that partition I get the following error,

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Is any command specific for mounting RAID partitions or the HD is gone ?

I really need the data that are inside it.

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How To Configure Mysql To Hold Your Databases On Another Partition On Hard Drive
I have a server that is running linux with cpanel and I am running out of space on a partition.

I was getting this error:
Drive Warning: /dev/sda3 (/var) is 83% full

I looked in the folder and went to /var/lib/mysql and noticed that I have about 6 databases that are a little over 1 GB each. The sda3 partition only has a capacity for 9.9 GB and I was suggested to configure mysql to hold my databases on another partition that has more space..

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[openvz] WHM not show partition on Service Status and Disk usage

Hi, the VPS not show the partition on "Service Status" of WHM and in the "Show Current Disk Usage" see the Attach Files images...

How to fix/show this?







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