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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Hard Disk Space in Technical; Hi all, I am down to 2 GB on my DC, I've cleaned it up as much as possible. Unfortunately ...
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    Hard Disk Space

    Hi all,

    I am down to 2 GB on my DC, I've cleaned it up as much as possible. Unfortunately this DC was originally built on minimal specs then converted over to VMWare and we did away with the physical box.

    Here's my problem: Drive C is almost full, After Drive C I have Drive F which is were all profiles etc are stored.
    I've added / extended the space in VMWare but obviously I need to resize the actual drive C, I've added free Space as 'D' but it's after F. Hence - Drive C wont expand.

    Is there a way around this ? is there a quick n dirty way to fix this so I can extend the Drive C into D ? Or anyway I can move D so that it comes after C ?


    Thanks all - hope this makes sense!!

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    Remove the D partition and then expand C to take up the additional space on the disk.

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    I've created a partition on my free space and changed the drive letter to 'D' but it's still after drive 'F' in Disk Manager, Drive C still won't expand to this volume.


    Any Ideas anyone ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Remove the D partition and then expand C to take up the additional space on the disk.
    Tried removing D - I didnt get the Expand option.

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    can you screen shot disk management and post it for us to see please.

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    Here a screenshot to make it easier...

    disks.png

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    Hard Disk Space

    Not attempted it but would it be possible to migrate the profiles to D and then remove F and get C to use up the space that F was using ?

    Just a thought ??

    Also looks like you already have 115gb at the end of disk 0 ??
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    As you can see I need the free space after 'C', but I can't seem to move it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Not attempted it but would it be possible to migrate the profiles to D and then remove F and get C to use up the space that F was using ?

    Just a thought ??
    Thought about this, don't know how I'd go about it with permissions etc for the profiles.... I suppose what I could try is clone F to the free Space (D), Then extend drive C, and the change the drive letter of D to F, this then shouldn't have any problems... but does anyone know of anything else I could try first ??
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    Doesn't it need to be a Dynamic rather than basic.

    WARNING: This is an Irreversible change as Microsoft will warn you when you convert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davit2005 View Post
    Doesn't it need to be a Dynamic rather than basic.

    WARNING: This is an Irreversible change as Microsoft will warn you when you convert.
    I've no idea, they've always been Basic, I've extended other volumes on Basic before.

    Whats the difference ?

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    Looking on a few previous posts on edugeek its advised to steer clear of dynamic so not sure but move ya paging file to another drive and also here

    How would YOU handle THIS situation? (PDC Very Low C: Drive Space)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    As you can see I need the free space after 'C', but I can't seem to move it!!

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    Thought about this, don't know how I'd go about it with permissions etc for the profiles.... I suppose what I could try is clone F to the free Space (D), Then extend drive C, and the change the drive letter of D to F, this then shouldn't have any problems... but does anyone know of anything else I could try first ??
    Use Robocopy with the correct switch and you can preserve permissions.

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    Link to one post ref dynamic disks but as I said above not sure how accurate that is

    Convert server disk to dynamic

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    From reading on the internet.. Dynamic Disks are being typically used for anything larger than 2TB in size, mines a lot less.

    I reckon with permissions etc I Might be able to cheat in that I could use GParted to clone my F - into the Free space, delete F partition, resize Drive C and then Move the new partition on free space to 'F'.

    Surely there's a way to do this without taking the DC offline though ???


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    i dont think you can expand partitions unless they are "next" to each other. so you would need to move your data from D: to F:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    i dont think you can expand partitions unless they are "next" to each other. so you would need to move your data from D: to F:
    Yeah I thought this too, shame there isn't a way of moving that free space!!

    Thanks

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