hard drive – Disk Is Full Error When Copying Large Folders Onto Empty HDD

Bought myself a brand new Seagate HDD (formatted in exFAT). I tried copying over a bunch of folders to back up (160 GB worth) and I am met with the below error message. This is strange, because there is absolutely nothing on the HDD. I tried reformatting it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) thinking it would help since that format is optimized for Mac OS, but unfortunately, I am met with the same error message. How can I get around this? By the way this is on Big Sur.

Error Message

windows 10 – How to Change Disk UniqueID of Boot Drive without Breaking UEFI/GPT Boot Capability

On cloning a bootable Windows 10 drive with Macrium Reflect, the result is almost perfect for my needs. In fact, it almost always just works. We put one copy of the OS on an external USB SSD, along with the image file to restore. This allows us to update the image easily either on the drive, or to boot from the drive to update it on the various computers.

However, occasionally we need to restore the image back to the original computer it came from. In these cases, we can’t boot from the external USB because the UniqueID of the disk conflicts with the disk in the computer.

There are may articles discussing how to change the UniqueID of a disk (i.e. via DISKPART). However, this breaks the ability to boot from the volume. I assume (please correct if wrong) because the UniqueID is stored in the GPT. So changing it causes the boot drive to get lost.

Using sysprep before cloning is not a good solution because it wipes out too much of our system setup. So I am seeking a way to either change the disk UniqueID without breaking boot, or to update the GPT to reflect a newly changed ID. Is there a command or process for this?

Thanks in advance for any answers.

linux – What’s the most versatile single 32g thumb drive rescue toolkit i can make today?

What’s the most versatile single 32g thumb drive rescue toolkit i can make today? Well clearly “today” is whatever day you answer. it should secure-boot, or as efi, or bios, and be useful with the widest range of problems you might encounter on at least linux, freebsd, mac, and windows, in a datacenter, or at your mom’s house. Made from a single .iso is fair, but a collection of .iso’s is likely better. i encourage answers that involve fewer than 40 steps to create. A step being a command i type, or other action i take. Anything in an ubuntu LTS repository is fair game. Any “well known” and “well regarded” free .iso is fair game. Any tutorial posted in a well regarded free public forum is fair game insofar as it also qualifies as described here. i discourage any answer that includes downloading anything else. i encourage any answer of the form “a better place to ask this question is….”

What kind of SSD drive could replace a 1.8″ hard disk drive?

I have a device that came with a 180GB hard disk drive. This is too low a capacity for my needs, I need at least 500GB. Since there seem to be no 1.8″ hard disk drives manufactured anymore, are there SSD drives that can be installed in place of that?

How do I know which kind of SSD drive is the right fit? When I search SSD drives, they don’t list measurements like 1.8″.

partitioning – Recover damaged partition on SanDisk Ultra USB Thumb Drive

I most likely pulled the drive during a write operation and damaged the partition data. The drive now won’t show in Disks or gparted but it will show in lsblk and fdisk, but not consistently.

lsblk (returns response immediately)

it always shows sdc, 8:32, 1, 233.3G, 0, part
and sometimes shows sdc1, 8:33, 1, 233.3G, 0, part

fdisk -l (takes forever, or just fails to return anything at all)

The backup GPT table is corrupt, but the primary appears OK, so that will be used.
Disk /dev/sdc: 233.26 GiB, 250450280448 bytes, 489160704 sectors
Disk model: Ultra
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sdc1 2048 489160703 489158656 233.3G Microsoft basic data

Most everyone suggests using testdisk, which got me far, but can’t seem to successfully save the changes and recover the drive. Testdrive is doing something right, sometimes, because it often finds the damaged partition and even lets me read the file contents, but it’s extremely slow and inconsistent because the drive is not acting right.

I don’t mind losing the data but I’d like to try and recover the partition if possible. I’d like to see if I can do it manually instead of using testdisk and would appreciate help with the steps to recover the partition. If the data can’t be recovered, then I’d instead appreciate steps to recover the USB. It’s a 256GB and I’d hate to have to replace it.

One other note, I can’t get gdisk to work at all with the thumb drive. I tried running it as root and when prompted, I entered the drive location and it just hangs.

Type device filename, or press to exit: /dev/sdc

Thank you for your help!

hard drive – Macbook Pro 2018 13 inch Partition Won’t Delete

When I tried to bootcamp today and it failed midway through and wouldn’t delete the partition. I’ve tried deleting the partition manually through disk utility both through the regular desktop and recovery mode. I was unable to delete this partition made by the bootcamp utility and trying to use bootcamp utility to delete yields no results.

This is why my disk utility looks like. Macintosh HD is my main partition that I wish to keep and Container disk1 is the partition that was originally made by bootcamp and that I tried to manually erase but it does not go away.enter image description here

Attempting to do diskutil list yields:

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                         251.0 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     314.6 MB   disk0s1
   2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk2         197.0 GB   disk0s2
   3:                 Apple_APFS Container disk1         53.6 GB    disk0s3
   4:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk0s4

/dev/disk1 (synthesized):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +53.6 GB    disk1
                                 Physical Store disk0s3
   1:                APFS Volume Preboot                 45.1 MB    disk1s2
   2:                APFS Volume Recovery                20.5 KB    disk1s3

/dev/disk2 (synthesized):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +197.0 GB   disk2
                                 Physical Store disk0s2
   1:                APFS Volume Macintosh HD            165.7 GB   disk2s1
   2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 45.2 MB    disk2s2
   3:                APFS Volume Recovery                510.5 MB   disk2s3
   4:                APFS Volume VM                      2.1 GB     disk2s4

Doing diskutil cs list yields “No CoreStorage logical volume groups found”

Please help, I am lost and unsure what to do.

hard drive – Help writing a bash for intelligently moving files from ssd to hdd

I’m new to Ubuntu and looking to write a script that does the following:

I have an ssd (ssd0) and six HDDs (hdd1-6). Files are coming into the SSD and need to be moved to the hdds as fast as possible so the ssd doesn’t fill up. Ideally, the script would

  1. Check for new files on the ssd with a certain file suffix (e.g .mp4) every 20 seconds.
  2. Check each HDD to make sure it has enough space for the file (this can be a fixed amount of space like 20Gb if that’s easier to program)
  3. Check each HDD to see if any of them are currently receiving files.
  4. Move the new file from the ssd to an hdd with enough space and that’s not receiving files. The hdds can be prioritized by their hdd#.

Optional: it would also be great to have a script that emails me when an hdd is full so I know to unplug it and plug in a new one.

Can anyone help with part or all of this? Thanks 🙂

usb – Ubuntu 18.04.3 doesn’t recognize WD external hard drive on TOSHIBA SATTELITE


erik@erik-SATELLITE-C70D-B:~$ dmesg | tail -n 10
(28631.854016) scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access WD 10EAVS External 1.75 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
(28631.856857) sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
(28631.858969) sd 2:0:0:0: (sdb) 1953525168 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/932 GiB)
(28631.860479) sd 2:0:0:0: (sdb) Write Protect is off
(28631.860484) sd 2:0:0:0: (sdb) Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
(28631.862897) sd 2:0:0:0: (sdb) No Caching mode page found
(28631.862901) sd 2:0:0:0: (sdb) Assuming drive cache: write through
(28631.891579) sdb: sdb1
(28631.894732) sd 2:0:0:0: (sdb) Attached SCSI disk
(32382.475451) gnome-control-c(19228): segfault at 40000002 ip 0000563115e7ee75 sp 00007ffeadbfba90 error 4 in gnome-control-center(563115de7000+44c000)

google workspace – Is it possible to save files (e.g., screenshots) via a Chrome extension directly to a Saved Drive / Team Drive folder?

Is it possible to save files (e.g., screenshots) via a Chrome extension directly to a Saved Drive / Team Drive folder? I’ve been having trouble finding an answer to this, as most sites seem to focus on generally available solutions for saving to a personal Drive folder.

For context, I am using Google Workspace, which features Shared Drives (formerly Team Drives) for common, shared workspaces and file sharing among teams.

I am looking to set up a workflow whereby team members can capture screenshots and have them saved into a common repository, but am running into a wall when trying to target the Shared Drive folder since these extensions only seem to have permission / are only set up to access the “My Drive” folders.

Has anyone found any solutions or workarounds that allow you to integrate with the Shared Drives / Team Drives features of the Google work apps suite or help with targeting these Shared Drives instead of a folder in My Drive? Thanks!