Windows 2000 resize primary partiton on dynamic disc

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Christopher Schlüter, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Hello NG,

    i have a win2k SP4, (all updates) server.
    In the past a primary partition (c )and a logical drive (D)were created on
    disc 1. ( a basic disc)
    Then, disc 1 was converted to a dynamic disc and was mirrored on disc 2.
    so far so good.
    now, the problem is that the primary partiton on disc 1 has become to small
    for our needs.
    So i itended to resize it while downsizing the locical drive
    The problem is that primary partiton on disc one was originally created on a
    basic disc, so i can neither resize it nor reconvert the disc one to a basic
    disc.
    Even 3rd party tools like PartitonMagic or VolumeManager are able to
    recognize dynamic discs.

    Has anyone an idea how to handle this?
    Does anybody knows any 3rd party tools able to deal with dyn. discs?

    Thanks...

    Kr.

    Christopher
     
    Christopher Schlüter, Aug 11, 2006
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  2. You write "Even 3rd party tools like PartitonMagic or
    VolumeManager are able to recognize dynamic discs."
    This sounds confusing. Do you mean the opposite of what
    you write?

    I believe that Paragon can handle dynamic partitions
    (http://www.partition-manager.com/corporate/). If not
    then I would clone the partition onto a basic disk, test
    it, then repartition the original disk.
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Aug 11, 2006
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  3. You write "Even 3rd party tools like PartitonMagic or
    Sorry, what i meant was that partition magic recognizes the dyn. disc, but
    is not able to see the 'real' partitions...
    Paragon can convert dny. discs to basic discs.
    That would be helpful...

    thanks.

    kr

    CS
     
    Christopher Schlüter, Aug 11, 2006
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