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Anonymous
April 29, 2004 5:19:42 PM

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W2K server one HD is divided into two simple dynamic volumes.
volume 1: C drive (system) is down to less than 5% free space
volume 2: D drive has over 50% free space
no unallocated space on disk


I need to expand volume 1, but I can't use disk management because it's the
system & boot volume. How can I dynamically change the volume sizes?
Symantec has a product to do this on servers, but it costs about $700 and I
can't justify that kind of expense.

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Bill
E: training@jcnypd.org

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Anonymous
April 29, 2004 5:19:43 PM

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"Bill Mitchell" <training@jcnypd.org> wrote in message news:<Oh7kc.126895$e17.99489@twister.nyroc.rr.com>...
> W2K server one HD is divided into two simple dynamic volumes.
> volume 1: C drive (system) is down to less than 5% free space
> volume 2: D drive has over 50% free space
> no unallocated space on disk

> I need to expand volume 1, but I can't use disk management because it's the
> system & boot volume. How can I dynamically change the volume sizes?
> Symantec has a product to do this on servers, but it costs about $700 and I
> can't justify that kind of expense.

1. You can extend the C: volume with unallocated free space. This
may require that get an addtional hard drive and can only be
done if the c: drive was not converted from a basic disk. Also, it
makes the c: volume vulnerable to disk failure on either HD.

2. You can mount your D: volume in an empty directory on C:.
This will only help if that is where the growth on your C: will be.

3. You can move the swap file and as much data off the C: drive and
onto the D: drive as possibile.

4. You can acquire large second hard disk. Copy the C: drive data
to a partition on the new disk, and make the new drive the master
(assuming the drives are IDE) and the new partition bootable and C:.

--
Matt Hickman
...a puddle of blood formed on the deck. The Captain stepped
on it, rubbed it in with his foot, spoke loudly again--and a
cheer went up. Krausa said to Thorby in Interlingua, "Your
blood is now in the steel; our steel in now in your blood.
- Robert A. Heinlein _Citizen of the Galaxy_
Anonymous
April 30, 2004 5:02:09 PM

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Thanks for the advice.
I've already done #3, #2 wouldn't do any good and it is a RAID setup so I
can't simply move to larger disc.
I was hoping that someone knew of a relatively inexpensive app that I could
use to give C some of the space currently assigned to D.

--
Bill Mitchell
E: training@jcnypd.org

"Matt Hickman" <hemo_jr@space.com> wrote in message
news:ce9a9081.0404291024.1a24d44@posting.google.com...
> "Bill Mitchell" <training@jcnypd.org> wrote in message
news:<Oh7kc.126895$e17.99489@twister.nyroc.rr.com>...
> > W2K server one HD is divided into two simple dynamic volumes.
> > volume 1: C drive (system) is down to less than 5% free space
> > volume 2: D drive has over 50% free space
> > no unallocated space on disk
>
> > I need to expand volume 1, but I can't use disk management because it's
the
> > system & boot volume. How can I dynamically change the volume sizes?
> > Symantec has a product to do this on servers, but it costs about $700
and I
> > can't justify that kind of expense.
>
> 1. You can extend the C: volume with unallocated free space. This
> may require that get an addtional hard drive and can only be
> done if the c: drive was not converted from a basic disk. Also, it
> makes the c: volume vulnerable to disk failure on either HD.
>
> 2. You can mount your D: volume in an empty directory on C:.
> This will only help if that is where the growth on your C: will be.
>
> 3. You can move the swap file and as much data off the C: drive and
> onto the D: drive as possibile.
>
> 4. You can acquire large second hard disk. Copy the C: drive data
> to a partition on the new disk, and make the new drive the master
> (assuming the drives are IDE) and the new partition bootable and C:.
>
> --
> Matt Hickman
> ...a puddle of blood formed on the deck. The Captain stepped
> on it, rubbed it in with his foot, spoke loudly again--and a
> cheer went up. Krausa said to Thorby in Interlingua, "Your
> blood is now in the steel; our steel in now in your blood.
> - Robert A. Heinlein _Citizen of the Galaxy_
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Anonymous
May 1, 2004 9:32:25 AM

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"Bill Mitchell" <training@jcnypd.org> wrote in message news:<l7skc.133939$e17.118578@twister.nyroc.rr.com>...
> Thanks for the advice.
> I've already done #3, #2 wouldn't do any good and it is a RAID setup so I
> can't simply move to larger disc.
> I was hoping that someone knew of a relatively inexpensive app that I could
> use to give C some of the space currently assigned to D.

Partition Magic is relatively inexpensive.

--
Matt Hickman
"I'm an American." (Oscar)
"what is that, a country? Or a disease?" (Cyrano)
Robert A. Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
_Glory Road_ 1963
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 5:25:20 PM

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Matt,
I thought about that, but Symantec says that it is for desktops only. How
well would it work on a server with a RAID 5 set up?


Bill Mitchell
E: training@jcnypd.org

"Matt Hickman" <hemo_jr@space.com> wrote in message
news:ce9a9081.0405010432.a44996d@posting.google.com...
> "Bill Mitchell" <training@jcnypd.org> wrote in message
news:<l7skc.133939$e17.118578@twister.nyroc.rr.com>...
> > Thanks for the advice.
> > I've already done #3, #2 wouldn't do any good and it is a RAID setup so
I
> > can't simply move to larger disc.
> > I was hoping that someone knew of a relatively inexpensive app that I
could
> > use to give C some of the space currently assigned to D.
>
> Partition Magic is relatively inexpensive.
>
> --
> Matt Hickman
> "I'm an American." (Oscar)
> "what is that, a country? Or a disease?" (Cyrano)
> Robert A. Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
> _Glory Road_ 1963
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