+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Windows Thread, A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003? in Technical; We touched upon this before in this thread: http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...partition+2003 but does anyone know of a program like Volume Manager by ...
  1. #1
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 44 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    28

    A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    We touched upon this before in this thread:

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...partition+2003

    but does anyone know of a program like Volume Manager by Powerquest [now, Symantec] that will do the same job on Server 2003.

    I used to worship that program back on the NT server but now, I'm really after a program that will achive the same thing on Server 2003.

    Any ideas asap would be most welcome.

    Thanks
    Nath

  2. #2

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,800
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 582 Times in 503 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    223

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    Symantec still sell VolumeManager. Wont that do?

  3. #3
    eduabncs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    somewhere in the midlands
    Posts
    394
    Thank Post
    31
    Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
    Rep Power
    27

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 200

    Yup....and decrease your resolution and you'll see a crop circle a bit to the South!! Crop Circle

  4. #4
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 44 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    28

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    They do still sell it but its the same ver [AFAIK] as I have.

    Neither Partition Magic or Volume Manager works on it when I tried them

    Any ideas what I can do?

    Nath

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Middlesbrough
    Posts
    402
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 200

    You tried Acronis Partition Expert 2003? It says no Server 2003 support but i'm pretty sure i've used it on a server.

    Worth a try!

  6. #6
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 44 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    28

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    hmmmmm nope - not tried it but sounds good.

    I'm gonna give Symantec a quick call first to see if they have a solution to it, otherwise, I might have a look at that (or manually copy and recreate 300+ shares *cries*)

    Cheers
    Nath

  7. #7

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    12,978
    Thank Post
    587
    Thanked 1,496 Times in 1,342 Posts
    Rep Power
    398

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    Open source:
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

    Will do it apparently. I need to resize a hardware raid5 array and will be trying this but you can try it first

    Knoppix also has partition resizing tools on it.

    Ben

  8. #8
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 44 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    28

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    I was expecting that there would be some Open source stuff out there, but I'd rather buy a bit o' software and shout at someone if it messes up lol

    Got hold of Symantec and they informed me that at this time, they dont have a product that can do this on Server 2003 [and that they have had a lot of people ask, but dont know of a time frame when something will be ready]... just so you all know

    You got a price on the Acronis one indie?

    Cheers
    Nath

  9. #9

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,720
    Thank Post
    1,451
    Thanked 580 Times in 434 Posts
    Rep Power
    165

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 200

    Be very wary of using Linux re-partitioning tools on Windows machines, especially on NTFS partitions - if it works, its great - if it doesn't work then you can end up really really stuffed

    regards

    Simon

  10. #10


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    338

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 200

    Be very wary of using Linux re-partitioning tools on Windows machines, especially on NTFS partitions - if it works, its great - if it doesn't work then you can end up really really stuffed
    I've had good experience with knoppix for re-sizing NTFS.
    My advise is to perform a full windows defrag before you begin.

  11. #11

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,800
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 582 Times in 503 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    223

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    Yep. Should be ok if you defrag beforehand. Just do a scandisk in windows afterwards to be sure.

  12. #12
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 44 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    28

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    ah ha...look at this:

    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/pr.../diskdirector/

    Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0

    Key Features:

    - Command-line interface — create scripts for application tasks
    - Partition management — split, merge, resize, copy, move and delete partitions within Windows
    - Data destruction — wipe out all data from a deleted partition and from unallocated space
    - Hard disk editor — perform advanced editing, such as restoring boot records and hexadecimal editing
    - Application log — View all actions performed using the application
    - Data recovery — restore damaged partitions

    Also includes:
    Disk Editor
    Partition Recovery

    Supported operating systems
    Windows NT 4.0 Server SP 6
    Windows 2000 Server SP 4
    Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP 4
    Windows 2003 Server SP 1

  13. #13

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    12,978
    Thank Post
    587
    Thanked 1,496 Times in 1,342 Posts
    Rep Power
    398

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 200

    Be very wary of using Linux re-partitioning tools on Windows machines, especially on NTFS partitions - if it works, its great - if it doesn't work then you can end up really really stuffed Sad
    Surely the same can be said for any partitioning program?

    http://wiki.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntfsresize

    Ben

  14. #14

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,720
    Thank Post
    1,451
    Thanked 580 Times in 434 Posts
    Rep Power
    165

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 200

    See this thread which explains my advise.

    Just because someone writes a program and it works for them and some others doesn't mean it will work for you :?

    I mean - I hear Windows works for a lot of people - The ones that use notepad for wordprocessing on a standalone machine and print to an HP500 inkjet :P

    regards

    Simon

  15. #15
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 44 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    28

    Re: A resize/copy/move partitioning proggy available for 2003?

    I think I'll go for the Acronis kit... if they dont mind shelling out £280 hehe

    Its gonna save me literally hours and hours of time - tho if I dont get it 300+ users isnt much to copy / paste and recreate the shares I guess .....hmmmmm....

    Wonder if the trial ver will be ok? hehe

    Nath

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Mass Image Resize
    By _Bat_ in forum Web Development
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 19th February 2009, 02:14 PM
  2. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 15th October 2008, 03:15 PM
  3. The question: How do I move from teaching into IT?
    By alexknight in forum General Chat
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 14th June 2007, 10:01 AM
  4. Interesting move by rm
    By ChrisC in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 6th February 2007, 10:29 PM
  5. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9th June 2006, 12:31 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •