RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 14:20:55 -0700

I do and have used it for clients for say a specific app that requires to be
on C drive in its own folder at the root of C. Using mounting points allows
me to put it where I want it while allowing the app to think it is where it
wants to be.

John T
eServices For You


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Periyasamy, Raj [mailto:Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:21 PM
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> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
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> Bruce,
> This is another way off "linking" free space to the existing disk. This
> basically creates a mount point in the existing drive that mounts the
> free space available in another disk or the same disk as a Directory. I
> am not sure how reliable this is, I have never used it. This process
> just creates a link to another free space, but does not actually expand
> the volume itself.
> 
> 
> HTH.
> Regards,
> Raj Periyasamy
> Systems Administrator
> MCSE(Messaging), CCNA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce J. Rose [mailto:brose@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:07 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
> 
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> With dynamic disks there is a way to expand by installing another drive
> and then there is someway to link it to a specific Folder/directory but
> since I would never run dynamic disks I have forgotten the specifics but
> it is possible.  See if this link does not point you in the right
> direction.
> 
> http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/Print.cfm?ArticleID=26699
> 
> thanks Bruce
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:02 PM
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> 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
> >
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> >
> > 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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