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copying files without rewriting

I am using two hdds in my small server and i copied hdd1 to hdd2 via "dd". Now hdd2 is my backup and i want to keep it up-to-date, but i dont want to dd every now and then. Id like to regularly copy ...
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External HDD working on Ubuntu Live CD but not Ubuntu server

I have an external USB 3.0 drive that works when plugged into a Windows 8 machine and when running an Ubuntu live CD. It will mount and is accessible as both FAT32 and EXT4 in the live CD. When ...
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Explain on how to setup a JBOD Ubuntu Server?

I have 3 hard drives. Two hard drives are SATA and one is IDE. C:\ - 300 GB SATA Hard Drive D:\ - 80 GB IDE hard drive. And third disk is not installed, assume as if it was. How do I merge all three ...
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Ubuntu Server Setup help: sda sdb have changed? How to know I'm making shared folders on the right drive?

Please help, I will be forever grateful! I've built a system to use as a file server, with one 120GB SSD and one 4TB HDD. I've installed Ubuntu Server and I want to have the OS on the SSD and the ...
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Ubuntu Server setup: How to install Ubuntu on one drive and use other drive for file storage?

I've built a computer to use as a home file server. I will be installing Ubuntu Server. I've put a small SSD and two large HDDs in it. I have no prior experience with Ubuntu (desktop or server). I've ...
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Ubuntu RAID failure [get a warning]

Okay I might sound paranoid, but every day I think that my harddrives in both my servers failed for some reason and I am going to lose all my data. I have a server with a RAID 5 installation with ...
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2nd HDD as a RAID 1 Mirror on a Existing Ubuntu Server

Can any one point me in the right direction as to how I can add a additional HDD as a RAID 1 to my existing Ubuntu Server which works flawlessly. My present set up is that I have 2 HDD on my Ubuntu ...
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What is the best method of measuring hdd status on a server?

I have a brand new server in place that is running 14.04. This is acting as our web server for hosting multiple Moodle sites for nearby school districts. I don't have the GUI installed. I need to ...
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CCISS not recognizing new SCSI drives - HP Proliant Server

Linux newbie here. I have a HP Proliant Server, which I can get details on if they will help. This blade has been running Windows server 2008 up until last week, when I loaded Ubuntu 12.04 server to ...
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How can I list the hard drive and all it's partitions including size from terminal?

I have Ubuntu server 12.04 installed with no GUI. I would like to list my hard drive and it's partitions along with how big each partition is using the command line.
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S.M.A.R.T. test reports defect, can I re-initialise the drive?

On my server I have a 4 disk RAID-5 configuration. One of the drives fails the S.M.A.R.T. test. The array has not yet been declared as degraded but the disk shows up as needing replacement. I don't ...
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Combine two hard drives

I have a PC with 2 physical hard drives, each is 500 GB (sda and sdb) I'd like to combine them in one large hard drive (1T). I couldn't find a clear approach on how to do it. I tried LVM with no ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04.3 zoneminder

I have Ubuntu server 12.04.3 and zoneminder 1.25.00 on 32Gb ssd drive. All works well till I need to add new hdd for data. After I install 1,5Tb hdd (in fstab last line "/dev/sdb /data ext3 defaults 0 ...
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1answer
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Turn an external hard-drive into an internal one (ubuntu server)

I have an old 1tb external hard drive with enclosure and a new HP ProLiant G7 N54L 2.2GHz MicroServer running a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 12.04. Spec: AMD N54L / 2.2GHz 2GB DDR3 SDRAM ...
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1answer
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Migrating 2-disk raid0 installation to single drive

I currently have Ubuntu Server 13.10 (upgraded from 12.10) installed on an old Dell PC at home. When I set it up, I tossed in 2 1TB drives, and set up raid0 to simplify using all their space. I know ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 install raid 1, slow (takes over 2 hours)

I am trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 LTS on my server but the installation is really really slow. First I thought it was because it has to mirror everything but I assume it shouldn't take so ...
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driver needed for your disk drive ubuntu 12.04

Hello I am currently doing some installation of ubuntu 12.04 on a dell poweredge T320. I got to the partitioning of the hard drive and I chose manual. I was supposed to see 3 hard drives in there but ...
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Ubuntu Server/Desktop System failure help?

I recently had an ubuntu system running Ubuntu Server 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I ran some updates using the larger synamptic package collection of software. Then I realized my system was ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 Raid help

So I installed ubuntu server 12.04 on my Adata SSD 60 GB, I have to other HDD WD Cavier 500GB Drives how would I add them to my server to use RAID 1?
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Ubuntu file/donwload/ssh server raid system help

Two hard drives failure in two months, finally I think I should have a file server with raid 5 to protect my data. this server is mainly keeping all my pics, personal video, backup documents and ...
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how to check S.M.A.R.T., hdd performance etc, on VPS [closed]

There are a little bit problem. On local machine (own), all works fine, but, since I moved my projects to VPS (you know, internet all the time, electricy backups and so on), I notified, that a lot of ...
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1answer
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ATA failure on a RAID5 array

I've been getting some RAID5 failures for some time when under heavy load. I've always been able to force reassemble the array after a reboot, and the Event count between the dropped disks and the ...
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1answer
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Putting Ubuntu Server on to a networked HDD

Firstly, I know very little about servers and secondly the 1Tb HDD I have has network capabilities, but no software is installed on it, so when connected to the computer it is seen as a network ...
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Trouble with mounting usb hdd on ubuntu server

The hard disk had previously been the primary hdd for this computer. The only OS ever installed was ubuntu server, without encryption or LVM. My intention is to only keep the files that were on ...
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1answer
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What happens if a HDD of my RAID1 setup fails?

I have the following setup: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 37G 1.1G 34G 4% / udev 1.6G 4.0K 1.6G 1% /dev tmpfs 651M 348K 651M 1% ...
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How to automount usb external hardisks in ubuntu server 12.04?

How can I automount USB HDs ? I installed usbmount but seems not working. Here below a few details: sudo fdisk -lu: Disk /dev/sda: 20.4 GB, 20416757760 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2482 ...
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when installing /boot inside a lvm group, where do I install the boot loader?

I am setting a personal file/cloud server based on ubuntu server 12.04 and owncloud but there are certain things about the partitioning that I can't get my head around... Let's say for example I want ...
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Full hdd capacity not recognised on new additional disk

I've added a new 3TB hdd to my Ubuntu Server 12.04 system for media (already has another drive for the OS), but it's only showing 2.2TB capacity df -H gives /dev/sdb1 2.2T ...
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Why is my HDD going back from standy?

My hard drives, connected to Ubuntu server are producing the following log every exactly 5 minutes. Nov 1 14:10:50 localhost kernel: [ 1602.884936] ata2.00: hard resetting link Nov 1 14:10:51 ...
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Clone everything to SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy an Ubuntu install from one laptop to another I am anxiously awaiting my new SSD for my Ubuntu server, and realized I have no idea on how to copy all my files ...
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1answer
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What precautions should I take when moving a hard drive from one computer to another?

I'm planning to move a hard drive from one server machine to another. The hard drive is an IDE drive. The motherboards are different, as are the memory and such. In this instance, graphics isn't a ...
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1answer
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Deleted Windows Partitions on drive now what do I do?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I figured it was time to learn. I am using Ubuntu server (headless?) I have a drives as such: *-disk:1 description: ATA Disk product: TOSHIBA MK1646GS ...
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2 Hard Drives.One Partition

I have two hard drives (One 500 GB and the other 750 GB). I would like to create a single partition which will include these 2 hard drives. I guess it works only with identical hard drives, correct ...
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How to check my HDD's for defects

Because I had some problems with my server I want to check it's hard drives for defects (the drives not the file system) which tool can I use for this in ubuntu? I know for my hard drives there is a ...
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1answer
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Hard disk using LVM shows “8% contiguous” on startup. How serious is it?

My desktop runs Ubuntu 11.04 61-bit server with LVM. I use XFCE 4 as a GUI on top of the server. Recently, I get a message on every startup which says "/dev/sda1 was not properly unmounted. Check ...
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1answer
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How to run FSCK with write capabilities on a sever with 4+ partitions

I wanted to know how to run the fsck command on a server with write capabilities. The command should run structurally from one hard disk partition to another without any user interaction.
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Display IO statistics for a process

Is there a way to view IO stats based on process in Ubuntu. I have an ubuntu server 10.10 that every once and while will grind on the hdd's for 30 seconds, I'm trying to figure out what is causing ...
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Recommended storage scheme for home server? (LVM/JBOD/RAID 5…)

Are there any guidelines for which storage scheme(s) makes most sense for a multiple-disk home server? I am assuming a separate boot/OS disk (so bootability is not a concern, this is for data storage ...
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How do I list new drives so I can partition and format them?

I added a bunch of drives to an external enclosure and attached it to a server via eSATA and now need to get them ready for software raid. However they do not appear under fdisk -l I've tried looking ...