[THIN] Re: I have tried everything....I think

  • From: <mm@xxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 9:46:51 -0400

Don't know if this will help but I once took an ALR 4.0/MF1.8 server, backed it 
up (using backup exec) and restored the C: drive onto a new, larger c: drive on 
a new Gateway server.

Of course I had to do a basic install of 4.0 TSE and backup exec first.

In that case, I needed to chase drivers but it worked like a charm.  In your 
cas, the drivers wouldn't change.

Then I did the same to the G: drive and was fully functional the next morning.

The key is good backup software.

Good luck,


> From: "Kevin Hopley" <khopley@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2002/10/09 Wed AM 09:27:52 EDT
> To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [THIN] I have tried everything....I think
> A tricky one I feel:
> NT4/MF1.8 server running short on disk space. The idea was to ghost the =
> partitions and bring them back down to larger partitions on a new larger =
> hard drive. This has worked fine before on other servers other than =
> service failures as the ghosting process reallocates default drive =
> letters C & D - start disk administrator and change drive letters back =
> to x & Y ... sorted.
> This particular server is not having any of it. After the ghosting =
> process, restart the server and the server goes through a normal boot as =
> far as the Metaframe back screen... there is still the odd flicker of =
> disk activity but no CTRL/ALT/DEL screen is displayed - cannot logon, no =
> network services so no network access.
> I have tried the process in variety of different ways but always come up =
> with the same result. I am sure it is down to the drive letter =
> allocation cos when the original drive is put in as an extra drive in =
> the server, the system (booting from the new disk) sees the old disk as =
> X and boots normally.
> I have also tried using volume manager - which incidentally also =
> reallocates default drive letters to any volume that it plays with - so =
> I get the same result.
> Is there anyway to reallocate the drive letters prior to system =
> start-up. I have looked on Technet and found an article that allows you =
> to do it if the machine is booted and can access the registry. I have =
> also tried loading the hive from the server onto another test server but =
> the "Mounted Devices" section that Q223188 talks about is not available =
> unless booted.
> Has anyone else had anything similar or does anyone have any other way =
> of increasing volume sizes??
> Help please
> Kev Hopley

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