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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    just had a look at the c drive on the server and it is reporting 4gig free

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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    Quote Originally Posted by projector1
    I managed to track down Acronis diskdirector suite 9 only cost us £30.
    This sounds just the thing - I have found it for £15. However, it does not say that it works on server 2003. On the Acronis site there is a server version which is $499!! 8O

    I presume it was w2k3 that you sucessfully used it on? Not doubting you, just making sure before purchasing

    Phan

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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    thats what i thought we would have to pay £300+ but the version i bought did the job. Our only dc is a 2000 server.
    As both use the ntfs file system it should be ok, but i will examine the manual i got with it and get back to you

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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    having read the manual
    it does state to take full advantage disk director you should have
    .....os 98/me/nt/2000/xp
    microsoft server nt server /2000 /2000 advance server/2003 server

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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    Acronis diskdirector trial version. I have just been looking through the steps in the trial version, do you think it would do the job for me?

    Server NT4 sp6a installed 6 years ago, upgrade a long way off, single hard drive partitioned as follows:
    'C' drive - 2.99GB total with 75MB free now (has been down to zero free)
    'D' drive - 31 GB total with 28.3 GB free

    I have moved page file, hotfix un-installs, programs etc etc to 'D'

    Could I run this program in simple mode to add space to 'C' from 'D'?

    Any advice appreciated.

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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    can you not use dynamic disk? and extend the C drive?

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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    IF i remember correctly even if you are using a dynamic disk you cannot extend the system partition/drive.

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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    @Lee

    I think I read that somewhere too

    @cybernerd

    Admittedly it's getting into kludge territory, but..

    add a new volume and format it
    backup (ntbackup/whatever) the contents of a big folder on c: onto that volume (or ideally elsewhere)
    rename the big folder on c: and create one with its original name, but (IMPORTANTLY) leave that empty
    open diskmgmt.msc
    right click your new volume > change drive letters and paths
    click add
    click "mount in the following empty ntfs folder" and browse for the empty folder you made on c:
    ok it all
    restore the backup into your new, empty folder

    Obviously take care when doing all that and choose which folder you move wisely. I'd probably do a dry run first with a dummy folder

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    Re: Run out of space on Server C drive!

    ops: crap yeh i didnt think that one through properly.

    i havent tried this before but what about if you use ghost. image the partitions seperately and then reconfigure the partitions?

    simple idea

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    You've already done yourself a massive favour as it's now reporting 4Gb space, but u could grab a ghost/acronis image of the thing, (obviosly test that its good on another PC), then whack in a new (big) HDD and either straigt up image it on the box concerned or stick the image on a virt box within the server concerned, then rename the existing physical server.

    lol - had a few beers now (dutch courage) - wouldn't really want to try that myself, but its possible.
    Last edited by superfletch; 13th October 2008 at 11:07 PM. Reason: plain stupidity

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    Would advise you to be careful if using Acronis. I used it to resize a partition on a domain controller. Which was a very bad move. It resized it quite happily, but the server would then BSOD, giving a critical Active Directory error.

    After a rather scary hour, I realised the problem was due to one of the resized partitions (that had AD on) being marked inactive. I had to restart using the Acronis CD, this then let me make the partition active.

    I restarted the server, it started to boot again, but windows complained AD was corrupted and stopped at a BSOD. I rebooted again, the server eventually got into windows and started to rebuild the AD, it took forever, then it dropped back to the login screen, I was able to login, then had to reset the drive letters (it had made the previous D partition, E ) and it was back to normal.

    There are lots of Acronis horror stories out there. So make sure you have sufficient backups before playing around. I did, but I did not want the mess of having to smash&rebuild a domain controller if I didnt absolutely have to.

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    Are you from the past?

    (2007 called it wants its thread back )

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    Partition magic & Ghost

    In this situation I would find a spare drive.
    Ghost what you have onto the spare drive.
    Ghost an image any where you can as an extra backup.
    Slap spare drive into the server and check it all works.
    If the ghost image works ok remove the backup and place in a safe place.
    Use something like Partition magic on the original drive.
    If it works, woohoo, if not you can use the ghost image/drive to get up and running and think of another plan of action.

    Partition magic was given away for free a few years ago with one of PC magazines, not sure if that helps or not

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    Forget Acronis / Partition Magic

    Use PartedMagic - Parted Magic - Using G Parted

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    Forget Acronis / Partition Magic

    Use PartedMagic - Parted Magic - Using G Parted
    ... and does it handle RAID controllers?

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