Extending a system partition

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Russel, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Russel

    Russel Guest

    I currently have Win2003 server with a mirror, partitioned as C:system and
    D:Data.
    I need to increase the space available on both drives so have installed two
    new hard drives as a seperate mirror.
    My plan is to copy the data to the new drive, rename the old D: and then
    rename the new mirror to D:
    I then want to extend the system drive. My plan here is to break the mirror,
    delete any partitions on the second drive and then, from a dos boot, clone
    the old C: partition to this new larger drive. I intend to then remove the
    first drive and start the OS. Then use the disk tool to delete old C: and D:
    and create a new mirror with effectively the "new" drive.
    I plan to use Ghost to do the cloning.
    Are there any reasons why this won't work?
     
    Russel, Oct 9, 2007
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  2. I was unable to completely follow the path you outlined but in
    general it looks fine, with these reservations:
    - I do not use Ghost. Does it work with servers?
    - Your new system disk may end up having the wrong drive
    letter. Have a look here for a recipe to fix this problem:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;223188&x=9&y=13
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Oct 9, 2007
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