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From this, it looks to me like sda is not using cylinders 3118 through 17834 and sdb is not using cylinders 38380 through 71338.
If this is the case, can I just use lvm to add disk space to /dev/sdb1? Can I create additional volumes on the unused cylinders?
Also, I'm used to doing disk management through SAM under HP-UX. Is there a similar utility, or at least one for the disk space, that I can use under Linux? Since the server is remote, I have to use XWin32 to SSH into the box to use any gui utilities. I've found a couple for user and printer management, but haven't spotted any disk managment ones yet.
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 126.96.36.199, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
You can use the app called parted to expand and shrink partitions. Similiar to partition magic for windows. If you have a gui up then you can use qtparted for the frontend to parted.
Looks like the the last partition /dev/sda11 is pretty full. Looks like var is pretty same anyways. Depending on some configurations the local root mail box may have messages stating the partition is getting full. But not familiar with that distro version.
Things that can fill /var
One thing that could have the /dev/sda11 partition so full is log files under /var/log. Probalby the messages one is quite large and needs to be trimmed down. Also /var/spool/mail is where mailboxes are located. You can check those and see what size some are.
Also if you type ' df -h ' it will bee a little more easier to read.
I, unfortunately, didn't get to set up the server. LVM I am familiar with and would be able to do it. Can anyone tell me what exact steps I need to take to do what I need to do so I don't screw up this production server?