extending system volume

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Roman44, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Roman44

    Roman44 Guest

    I'm running out of space on the system volume. There is some free and
    contiguous space left on the disk. I was going to use diskpart(free :)) but
    will need to boot using ntfs boot disk to do it. Can somebody recommend
    preferably free boot disk whch will let me launch diskpart. Any tips on
    better way of extending system partition are appreciated. I will be extending
    1 server only, so minimum cost is a major factor.
    Thank you
    Roman44, Jun 27, 2007
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  2. Roman44

    Steve Gould Guest

    If I recall correctly you cannot extend the system volume unless the disk
    was formatted as dynamic (not converted from basic) before you installed the
    OS. Sounds to me that your best option is to backup the system, reformat,
    then restore...

    Steve Gould, Jun 29, 2007
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  3. You could do this:
    - Connect a second disk as a slave disk.
    - Partition & format it, and mark its first partition.
    - Boot the server with a Bart PE boot CD.
    - Use xcopy.exe to copy the old disk to the new disk.
    Make sure to copy hidden files and ACLs.
    - Disconnect the old disk.
    - Make the new disk the primary master.
    - Reboot.
    This method costs nothing (other than time!) and is
    risk free.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jun 29, 2007
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