RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003

  • From: "Steve Moffat" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 18:27:12 -0300

Works....not supported are the magic words tho' 

-----Original Message-----
From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 6:22 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003

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Steve, AFAIK, you can not revert a disk back to basic AND retain the
data on the partitions on that disk.

John T
eServices For You


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Moffat [mailto:steve@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:16 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Expanding C drive on Windows 2003
> 
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> 
> 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
> >
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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
> >
> >
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> >
> > 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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