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Ubuntu 20.04 fails to write on Hard Disk and freezes, shows “I/O error”

When Ubuntu boots up, all is well. But when system is up for more than a few hours, the Hard Disk including root filesystem and swap partition become read-only. The GUI desktop disappears, and some ...
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Trying to extract files from ZFS image created by LXC

Alright, so on the beginning I’ll say that I’m not a master at Linux and that it is my first post here. If you’ll need me to do anything, I’ll do my best, but I can’t promise I’ll be successful. Also ...
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How to best coalesce data from a bunch of old disks

I've got a bunch of old disks (about 15 disks, mean age ca. 8 years, mostly USB 2, most less than a TB). Disks marks at least one of them as failing, some Input/Output errors are showing up, rsync ...
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My server is eating up ram usage

For some reason my storageserver is always eating up ram usage but only to a limited point not where it gets critical to my eyes. my storageserver is a self made server using an intel xeon e5-1620 ...
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Can I completely get rid of Windows on my computer and transfer its storage space to Ubuntu from Ubuntu terminal?

I have dual boot on my computer: Windows 8 and Xubuntu. I won't be using Windows anymore and would like, therefore, to get rid of Windows completely, transferring all of the storage space to Xubuntu. ...
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“Low disk space” messages despite apparent virtual space

I am having some storage issues with Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox. I had initially allocated 10GB for the VDI, but have since increased this virtual size (using vboxmanage.exe modifymedium "[...
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“Low disk space” messages despite ample virtual space

I am having some storage issues with Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox. I had initially allocated 10GB for the VDI, but have since increased this virtual size to 60GB: 60GB However I frequently get "low ...
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Windows SSD visible in BIOS and GRUB but not in Ubuntu

I have been playing around with VFIO and using Ubuntu 19.04 to run a KVM with Nvidia passthrough along with raw storage input to an SSD and HDD. Everything was working fine this morning, and I was ...
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Create bootable partition and storage partition on external SSD

I recently bought a 512 GB Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch. I would like to create 3 partitions: One bootable partition containing Ubuntu 18.04 (of about 100 GB). One swap partition for Ubuntu (of ...
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Adding Block Storage with Symlink for website downloads

I am wondering if I can add a symlink to access block storage for my downloadable content for my website. I use Digital Ocean and instead of increasing my overall server size, I want to just add ...
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How can I give more space to a preexistent Ubuntu partition?

I have dualboot with Windows10 and Ubuntu 18.04. Time ago I installed Ubuntu giving it just 20GB in order to see if I would like the OS. I like it, so I want to give it more space from Windows. Here ...
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Why my ubuntu freezes while copying or extracting 2+ GB files

System info through Neofetch: OS: Ubuntu 19.10 x86_64 Host: 81DE Lenovo ideapad 330-15IKB Kernel: 5.3.0-42-generic Uptime: 12 hours, 20 mins Packages: 3194 (dpkg), 4 (flatpak), Shell: bash 5.0.3 ...
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Temporarily Disable ZFS ARC for Benchmarking

Is it possible to temporarily disable the ZFS ARC cache? I am trying to benchmark a ZFS SSD array using fio and want to avoid ZFS caches (via the ARC) from skewing the results. The alternative of ...
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How to install and configure pNFS on Ubuntu 18.04?

We want to use pNFS instead of NFS TO achieve more speed and performance but I don't know how to install and configure it? How many servers do we need? Could anybody describe it practically?
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Disk space has become an inefficient badly utilized mess. Please help!

I have a Ubuntu PC using Ubuntu 19.10. In 2011 I had a serious car accident and one of the by products of said accident is an extreme difficulty holding things in my memory. Long term things are fine, ...
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18.04 Need Help installing more programs on live/persistent USB

No answer has been given here, which is similar. I am trying to install Grace on my persistant live USB (I have already installed and used GROMACS after restarts, so I know the drive is working). I ...
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Why am i running outta disk space?

Hello Linux users and please excuse my dumb question! I remember a couple months ago when i was setting up my OS, i allocated a 100gb partition for Linux Ubuntu, and according to what i have read on ...
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Why do I loose storage space with persistent usb stick?

I've been testing >4Gb persistent live-usb with ubuntu 19.10 + rufus on a 32 Gb usb stick but somehow I ran out of space as soon as I upgraded to get full functionality. So I bought a 128 Gb usb ...
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Disk image in read-only with persistent storage image

so i already know how to create and mount disk images but here is the example idea of what im looking for create a image (ext4) as DiskA.img, mount it, fill it with data, remount read-only i would ...
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Botched SSD cloning - only 60GB out of 120GB is able to be used but the full 120GB is recognized by the system

I used to have a 60GB encrypted drive dedicated to Ubuntu 16.04. I bought a new disk, used clonezilla to resize the partitions to the new 120GB drive, and now only 60GB is available for storage, even ...
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Extending an LVM Thin Volume to Full Disk Capacity

I'm using a 1TB disk with LVM set on top with one volume group, a thin pool, and thin logical volume contained within. The sizes are as follows: VG = 1TB TP = 250GB LV = 800GB I'm therefore over ...
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Is there any Logical Volume Manager solution exist that supports Ubuntu and Windows both Operating System?

I know there exist Logical Volume Manager like "LVM" for Ubuntu or "Storage Space" for Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (I am only given example here, there may exist multiple similar solutions for the ...
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Where is the storage location of Ubuntu terminal in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu terminal(Ubuntu app) in Windows 10, I have enabled the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The problem is that I cannot find the path where the files that I am using are getting ...
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No trim necessary or possible on a Ubuntu 19.10 with ZFS?

I've installed 19.10 with ZFS on one of my laptops because I want to learn the file system and under the impression it's "the file system of the future" (let's not discuss that here). Since I'm new ...
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Add more storage space to guest OS on VirtualBox 6

I'm using VirtualBox 6 on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. I need to add more storage space to the guest OS. I already ran VBoxManage modifyhd box-disk002.vdi --resize 46080 but the old value remains. Below is a ...
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/ is full. How do I find out what's taking up space? [duplicate]

I Recently noticed an lightweight app (Sonarr) wasn't running, so when into webmin to find a fidk fill error. '/' was 100% full. I have hunted around and sound a few commands to get a bit of short ...
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How can I set the user-dirs to a directory that is only available after ubuntu boots?

I currently have an encrypted (using Veracrypt) storage partition that I share between windows and ubuntu (that way I share the same files between operating systems and can backup all my files more ...
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How can I safely remove the ~/Snap folder?

I'd love to delete the Snap folder in my home. It takes 97 GB of space. No package manager should be allowed this amount of space in the /home mount point! How can I safely delete Snap and all its ...
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How can I setup ceph-osd on ubuntu server with MAAS (KVM Pod)?

My situation: I have MaaS on Ubuntu server with KVM pod I can create new VMs just fine, I have deployed kubernetes using conjure-up I deployed graylog using juju just fine I followed https://jaas.ai/...
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SD card or USB stick as permanent storage?

My internal SSD is running short on space and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on using an SD card or USB stick as permanent storage. I have an external USB hard drive but would rather not ...
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ZFS Issue - zpool import hangs indefinitely on 19.04

I've been struggling with this issue for a little bit and I can't seem to find an answer. I have two pools, pool1 and pool2 neither contain specifically important information but I can't seem to ...
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Broken package can't be removed without installing it, which I can't do

I have a problem with my system. I want to get rid of some packages to free up some space, because I am running an Ubuntu chroot with crouton on a Chromebook with only 64GB of storage, almost all of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 server partition becomes full randomly

I'm experiencing the following problem: The partition /dev/sda1 is getting used 90% or 100% randomly. It's normally on 47% and 50%, but I don't understand why it sometimes jumps up to 100%. ...
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How to set a hdd partition for storage in windows/ubuntu dual boot?

I have installed a dual boot with windows and ubuntu on my laptop but the problem is that the ubuntu only has 60 gb of storage from my ssd drive. Is there a way I can partition my hdd drive through ...
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How to retrieve magnet link from transmission?

How do I get the magnet links from transmission? I didn't realize that this information was even stored. I'd like to use just regular transmission, rather than remote. What I've tried: thufir@dur:~...
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how to backup and restore transmission torrents?

I don't quite grasp the relationship between magnet links and torrent file. That being said, I'm Looking to backup transmission "files" -- but which files? Most downloads I've added to transmission ...
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How do I give Virtualbox access to phone storage?

The phone (LG G4) is connected via USB cable. The internal storage is available in file manager. I am unable to add the storage to Virtualbox. I have tried Creating new disk and Choosing existing ...
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Installations going to folder with less space [duplicate]

Whenever I install any software, it goes to shlok-Lenovo-Legion-Y530-15ICH and soon the free memory becomes so low that I cancel installation. However when I check the storage of my home directory ...
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Deploy Swift-proxy & Swift-storage using juju

Have been trying to using swift-proxy & swift-storage charms but with no luck in balancing. I am fairly new in this area so i am assuming i might be missing something: Regardless my configuration ...
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Error added iSCSI storage disk to Ubuntu 18.04

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04, followed steps from "iSCSI Initiator" sections from Ubuntu server. Everything went fine until ran command sudo iscsi -m -node --login Able to log on but when seeing ...
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MAAS and ISCSI SAN

I have 3 servers, I am deploying one as MAAS controller I also have a Dell MD3000i storage which connect via network. The goal is 1) 1 Server for MAAS CONTROLLER 2) 2 servers to host virtual machine 3)...
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relation between lvm, vg, and pv? [duplicate]

As I'm an absolute noob at Linux, I don't quite understand the deep relationship between lvm, vg and pv even though I know the structure. I wonder if I store some documents at /dev/vg/dirx, is it ...
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Cannot connect to lvmetad error

I am having an issue, while switching from my user account to my root account, my computer froze up(It actually went to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner). I powered the ...
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“Error splicing file” while copying from External 3TB drive

I used Ubuntu and an external 3TB drive. When I try to copy files from the External drive to my Ubuntu machine it says " Error splicing file:input/output error". Please tell me the solution. I have a ...
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What's the minimum amount of space I could leave for Windows 10 in a dual boot setup?

I've just bought a new laptop. It's intended to be primarily for Linux and teaching myself JavaScript. I already use a Mac as my main laptop so won't be installing many (Windows) apps, or storing ...
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Potential broken storage in Ubuntu

Problem As I described in my previous question on this site, my dual-booted laptop (with coexisting Windows 10) crashes frequently in Ubuntu system, showing sudden inability to respond to any command,...
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Massive amount of data being generated somewhere, filling up disk space

Preface: I am running Ubuntu 18.04. I can provide additional information if requested. Somehow, some way my disk is filling up hundreds of gigabytes of empty space in just a few hours entirely on its ...
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How to install and setup docker to use folder outside boot?

I want to use docker to run a couple of dockerized 'apps/services' from time to time on my laptop. I have a boot partition with 100 gb (50gb occupied) and a 900 gb home folder setup via fstab and ext4....
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Hard drive isn't detected during installation of Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in vmm by Synology, but installer is not detecting hard drive and I can see only loading spinner infinitely on the partition selection page. However, Windows 10 was ...
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Ubuntu : Filesystem for media storage

I just bought a 2TB hard disk for redundancy purposes. I have 1 HD failing, so I need to backup my data on this one. Which is a good filesystem for long term data storage. Data includes, photos, ...

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