RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003

  • From: "Steve Moffat" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 17:16:09 -0300

Break the mirror, un-dynamic the disk. Stretch and redo the dynamic
thang, and remirror.

S 

-----Original Message-----
From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 5:02 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003

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Yes, it was the system partition that I needed to expand. 

I just checked Symantec's site and according to Document
ID:2004078260471462 Volume Manager 2.0 does not support dynamic disks.

So, likes like there is still no way to expand the system partition
(generally C) if it is on a dynamic disk.

John T
eServices For You


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Medeiros, Jose [mailto:jmedeiros@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:53 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Hi John,
> 
> You don't need to use System Volume Manger to expand dynamic disks.  
> NT
3.51,
> 4.0, 2000 , 2003 has always had the ability to expand  partitions ( 
> Now
called
> volumes ). However the exception is the partition the system OS is
installed in  that is
> where a third party product such as Symantec Volume Manger comes in.
> 
> Jose
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:34 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
> 
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Warning, there is something about Server Magic (Volume Manger) that 
> may
not
> work.
> 
> I do not remember exactly, but about 1 1/2 years ago I need to 
> increase
the
> size of a NTFS partition that was a mirrored partition using Windows 
> 2000 Server OS on 2 dynamic drives and when I talked to a tech at 
> Symantec
about
> it he said it would not work, even if I first deleted the mirror. It 
> might have had to do with dynamic disks.
> 
> No, like I said that was 1 1/2 years ago (which was just after 
> Symantec bought Power Quest) so I am not sure if it was my particular 
> circumstances or if what ever problem there was has been corrected.
> 
> John T
> eServices For You
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Medeiros, Jose [mailto:jmedeiros@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:01 AM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
> >
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> > Hi Shawn,
> >
> > Bruce is correct, Patition Magic does not support a Server OS, and
Server
> Magic does,
> > however since Symantyec has aquired PowerQuest they have renamed the
> product
> > Volume Manger. 
> > http://sea.symantec.com/content/product.cfm?productid=7
> >
> > One of my user group members in the San Francisco NT users group
purchased
> it to
> > solve the same problem that you are having and it worked like a
charm.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Jose Medeiros
> > Former Vice President and Postmaster NTEA
> > MCP+I, MCSE, NT4 MCT
> > www.ntea.net
> > www.tvnug.org
> > www.sfntug.org
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bruce J. Rose [mailto:brose@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:03 AM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
> >
> >
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> > User Server Magic and backup before expand.
> >
> > Bruce
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:00 PM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
> >
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > 1. Why?
> > 2. Do you want to take that risk?
> > 3. Not natively.
> > 4. Not sure if Partition Magic supports server OS. They did not 2 
> > years
> ago.
> >
> > John T
> > eServices For You
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Shawn Moua [mailto:smoua@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:47 AM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
> >
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > Not quite an Exchange question, but is it possible to expand the C
> partition on a
> > Windows 2003 Server machine?  I friend of mine is curious..and it's 
> > been
> awhile for
> > me so I don't want to tell him an incorrect answer.  Any clues will 
> > be
> greatly
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Shawn Moua
> >
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