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Can I Increase the size of a partition?

By Bill Eger ·
I run a mixed net with an NT40 PDC and mostly Win NT and 2000 workstations. My server is partitioned into 5 partitions: the original server installation, the current server installation, two reserved (unformatted) spaces and the shared area. Each partition is 2 GB except the last which is about 27.

The problem is the current booted partion is giving me a warning in the logs that it only has 100MB of space remaining. Can I append the adjacent empty partition to the current one creating one4 GB or does anyone know of a way to increase the disk size?

Another option is to "move" the installation points of SQL and IIS to one of the partitions if someone can give me some pointers on that.

Thanks in advance.

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Can I Increase the size of a partition?

by bohicam1 In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

Partition magic will do the trick for you. You can change the size of partitions, change fat to fat32 or ntfs back to fat. For servers, you can use server magic. I believe these are powerquest products.
Good luck!

Mike

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Can I Increase the size of a partition?

by Bill Eger In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

Thanks for your patience, I moved to CA and had to hand over the problem to another crew so I was unable to see this fix through to the end. They moved most of the SQL files which is only a temp fix and not one I approve of, but oh well... I'msharing the 500 points among the suggestions for Partion Magic since that is what I would have tried.

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by pikikoko In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

Before you install any software to help you out of your problem call the tech support and see if this can be done. I had system commander on my Nt and win2k machine and I ran into problems. Yes you can resize partition with system commander who alsomakes partition magic. I ran into a problem on NTFS drive. It would be worth you time and money to have tech support walk you through install and resizing. I found that W2k did not like NTFS partitions created with system commander and partition magic.
I had no problems with other file systems but so many problems I had to remove partions magic. What I do now is just install another drive as one partition to avoid any problems.
I have the two ide drives then add as many scsi drives as I need.
This works very well for me. I hope this helps you. Good Luck
Mike

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by Bill Eger In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

Thanks for your patience, I moved to CA and had to hand over the problem to another crew so I was unable to see this fix through to the end. They moved most of the SQL files which is only a temp fix and not one I approve of, but oh well... I'msharing the 500 points among the suggestions for Partion Magic since that is what I would have tried.

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Can I Increase the size of a partition?

by Mackem In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

I think from your description of the partitions that you should be able to create a volume set. This will link your partitions in to one set when one partition becomes full it will move on to the next. I have not tried this myself yet so I am not sure, but I believe this should work for you.
Hope this helps

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Can I Increase the size of a partition?

by Mackem In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

You can do this from disc manager, and you don't have to install any other software.

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Can I Increase the size of a partition?

by Bill Eger In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

Thanks for your patience, I moved to CA and had to hand over the problem to another crew so I was unable to see this fix through to the end. They moved most of the SQL files which is only a temp fix and not one I approve of, but oh well... I'msharing the 500 points among the suggestions for Partion Magic since that is what I would have tried.

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Can I Increase the size of a partition?

by ctpalmer In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

If you go to www.microsoft.com/technet and search on the article - Why can't I use all of my Drive? This explains pretty well the limitation of the boot drive and Windows NT 4.0. Hope it helps.

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by Bill Eger In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

Thanks for your patience, I moved to CA and had to hand over the problem to another crew so I was unable to see this fix through to the end. They moved most of the SQL files which is only a temp fix and not one I approve of, but oh well... I'msharing the 500 points among the suggestions for Partion Magic since that is what I would have tried.

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Can I Increase the size of a partition?

by gallaso In reply to Can I Increase the size o ...

What solution are you looking for?
Short term or long term?
Is this server a Domain Controller too?

***BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA***
Short Term:
Create a partition in one of the unused areas of the drive.
Move your page file to it. Shrink the event log size to 512 if you can.
Get rid of the i386 directory on the boot partition if yuo have one and if you have the nt server cd.

Long Term:
I do not know the specifics of your hardware but this is sure time to rebuild this system right.
Move your data to the big partition.
Unplug your data drives, controller (what ever the 27GB partition is located) This is to make sure that you don't accidently delete your data.
Make a nice big 4GB partition
Reinstall nt as a stand alone (if you can) and latest drivers and sp.
Connect back your big partition.
Reinstall all the apps you had before
Ohh! you might want to install iis on a beefed up desktop if you can...

I did the short term first and when I got an opportunity I did the long term.
The server was as happy as I was after I was done.
No more weekends at work for me.
Give it a shot and let me know...

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