I have a disk from another server installed on a new server. However, when I try to make a filesystem on it, mkfs reports # mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdd1 mke2fs 1.42.8 (20-Jun-2013) /dev/sdd1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here! This is a new disk to the new server. […]
How to erase disk partitions on U disks on Windows? Check the HDD LLF low level format tool: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/ It is free for personal usage. Run it as Adminiatrator and you can choose to erase partitions and MBR on the U disks. Be careful that the operation is is recoverable. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
This is the scenario: I want to remove a old hard disk which is a LVM PV and contains data. There is free space available on other PVs in the VG. It should move the data from the disk to be removed to other PVs and then remove the disk. Refer to Removing an Old […]
How to find the disk space left for a file on Linux? For example, a program may append data to a file: /mnt/logs/app-log.log How to find which partition the app-log.log is on and how much disk space left on that partition? Use this command: $ df -B1 /mnt/logs/app-log.log | tail -1 | cut -d’ ‘ […]
I find one disk failed on my server which have several ones installed. I know the disk’s name in Linux (e.g. sda, sdb). However, the Linux disk name to SATA port mapping does not follow the same order. Now, I want to find out the failed disks. How to quickly find out them and which […]
My best favorite disk partition table manipulation tools are cfdisk/fdisk on Linux. However, for large disks, cfdisk/fdisk (of the versions by this post is written) will just give up with a message suggesting GPT partition table format and using GNU parted like WARNING: The size of this disk is 6.0 TB (6001042391040 bytes). DOS partition […]