I have a disk in raid, but it seems raid is not working correctly. I took it out, and plug into another server without raid. However, fdisk shows error
#fdisk /dev/sdb device contains neither a valid DOS partition table, nor Sun, SGI or OSF disklabel Building a new DOS disklabel. Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them. After that, of course, the previous content won't be recoverable.
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 20023. There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024, and could in certain setups cause problems with: 1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK) Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by w(rite)
Command (m for help):
Should I correct the partition table now, or should I put it in another raid for checking?
I just received a new server, I have been using always the partition scheme 'x2 ram swap, 1GB /tmp, /boot and /", but im not sure if I should get the new server re-formatted with that scheme (the HD is 250GB, so I will get 2GB /tmp), or stay with the current one:
I have one dedicated hosting and it's just hosted of 100+ wordpress sites, I am very new to web hosting, previously my developer taking care all of this. But he was left the company few months ago.
Recently I had received few email alerts from my hosting service provider said that my /Var disc space already use up to 95%. It sounds very serious and make me worries that what will be happen if I do not take action. When I chat with the hosting service provider, they telling me that increase my disk space of /var is the only solution. But I not sure whether this is the correct way ....
My hosting partition disk space allocation as per below:
From the above partition disc allocation, My questions are:
(a) Since I still have quite a lot of the disc space for my /home and why cannot move some disc space from /home to /var? Is it once the partition and disc space allocation is fixed during the set up, it cannot be change anymore?
(b) The above system partition allocation scheme is the standard way? What is the best partition allocation scheme?
(c) Currently my package is 300GB SATA AND 8GB Ram with 1TB Backup. My hosting provider offered me a FREE additional 1X300GB SATA to get me stay with them. I just wondered whether should i stay with them or move to other service provider. Currently I am paying monthly US$334-00 for a dedicated server and below is the specs:
Processor: Single Processor with 8 Core AMD Phenom II X6-1055T Ram: 8G Disc Space: 300GB SATA and ITB Backup Bandwidth: 5TB (my monthly usage less than 1TB)
we have a server on softlayer.com and constantly keep getting the problem that our /usr partition is too small.Now we contacted softlayer.com and they said the only way to resize that partition would be an OS reload. Now here are a few questions:
1. Do you know of any other (better) way to resize /usr 2. If we do this OS reload softlayer.com mentioned all data would be lost. How do we best go about to backup the data (whole server I guess, including the current cpanel/whm configuration) and once the reload is done add the backup again so everything works like before?
We of course would like to have as less dowtime as possible.
I have VPS Windows. I want to resize partition C 50Gb become 20Gb and then create partition D 30Gb for data , I used softwares Partition Manager 8.5 Enterprise Server Edition, Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0.2169 but I can't.
I used command line :
to check HDD on this VPS Server 2003 64b but can't too.
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.
The server I got from LayeredTech has two hard drives, obviously they set up the first hard drive with Linux etc.
The second hard drive is just there, not showing any partitions in 'fdisk' when I checked, so I assume they just leave it blank in every new server for the owner to deal with however they want.
I've been looking up guides to create a new partition for the full size of the hard drive and then mount it. However, it hasn't been very successful. Everytime I created the partition in fdisk, I have to set a size, and then when I mount it, it only says that the drive is ~98MB big.
Is there a way to partition the drive to its full capacity? And then mount it somewhere on the system? Or anywhere I can go to to find out easily?
I recently ordered a new dedicated machine and for some reason the guys set it up so the /home partition is a massive 250GB, and the / partition is a tiny 20GB. Since that's where all the plesk domains will be storing their files, I'd like to resize things a bit. I'm thinking of making the / partition 200GB and the rest for /home
It's a CentOS machine and the filesystems are ext3.
How can I do this resizing, and are there any caveats I should be aware of?
If this is not in the right forum for this... I'm sorry didnt knew where else it may go.
I have to build a new server with RAID 1 and WHM/Cpanel installed (in fact i dont have to, but i need to learn ASAP and my boss gave me an old server for practice).
I've seen the installation guide of cpanel but the sizes of the partitions apply to a disk of 80 GB (i think so) so is there any way to calculate the size of the partitions, regardless of disk size? cuz mine are of 250 gb each.
I'm trying to install it on centos 5 on text mode, so far i have been able to successfully install the system (with partitions of any size... since is a test doesnt matter) with RAID 1.
After that i ran cat /proc/mdstat and in some partitions shows me this
I've read in some places that this is not a big issue... but in other places says it is... maybe i did something wrong
I've got Centos 4 and I'm wondering what's the best way to cleanup my /boot partition?
Tried to do a yum update tonight and it included kernel, amongst other updates that belonged there so it stopped. I've googled around for commands to run and whatnot, but no go... or I just can't find it... if I had to clean it up I have an idea already about what to do, but I want to ask for advice first to see if there's an easier way.
I have two partitions on my hard drive, each have an installation of windows XP, the old partition got corrupt and I can no longer boot windows from it, however I am able to see the files when on the other partition, the problem is I am unable to access the files.
Is there anyway I can get permissions to delete/move those files?
I just purchased a dell poweredge in order to move my website to its own dedicated server. I have a few questions on the best linux partition setup for a webserver. The system has 8 gigs of ram, raid 10 setup with four 15k rpm drives and two quadcore cpu's.
The os is CentOS 5.1
The server can have up to 30,000 uniques in a single day and can be somewhat database intensive.
Does anyone have a recommend partition setup, besides the default?
With 8 gigs of ram, what is the recommend swap? I've seen rules that say anything over 2 gigs of ram, the rule is S = M+2. So that would put me at 10 gigs swap. Is that overkill?