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Anonymous
April 23, 2004 12:00:23 PM

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I currently have the C: and D: drives on one physical SCSI
drive running Win2000 Server on a AD domain. I'd like to
add a new drive and move the contents of the D: drive to
that new drive. I'm assuming all I need to do is copy the
contents of D: over to the new drive, reassign the old D:
drive another drive letter and then assign the new SCSI
drive to D:?
I'm running SQL 2000 and ColdFusion server on this server
so I'm a little cautious about doing this.
Carlton.

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Anonymous
April 24, 2004 2:36:11 AM

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Carlton Whitmore wrote:

> I currently have the C: and D: drives on one physical SCSI
> drive running Win2000 Server on a AD domain. I'd like to
> add a new drive and move the contents of the D: drive to
> that new drive. I'm assuming all I need to do is copy the
> contents of D: over to the new drive, reassign the old D:
> drive another drive letter and then assign the new SCSI
> drive to D:?

To a point, yes, but it's never that straightforward. For a start,
you'll need to choose "basic" vs "dynamic" when you first install the
drive, you'll then need to ensure all your ACLs are copied perfectly
from the old drive to the new. Of course, you can NOT do this while
files are in use, you need to ensure none of your processes are holding
open file handles on the old D drive.

1. Do full backup and kick everyone off the network
2. Free all file handles
3. Assign a temp drive letter to the new drive.
4. Make a perfect copy (including ACLs) from the old drive to the new
(or use your backup/restore software for this)
5. Do a verify to ensure every file, folder and total byte count is correct
6. Unassign the old drive letter and assign the new
7. Restart services and test EVERYTHING. if you hit problems, simply
roll-back to the old partition.

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
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