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What is the recommended method for disk partitioning in an NT server environment on an NTFS formatted 30 gig hard drive?
I have heard that Partition Magic is a good idea, but it seems to be only for NT workstations, not servers.

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by erikdr In reply to Disk Partitioning an NT S ...

You won't need PMagic (or ServerMagic, its sibling for servers) for simple partitioning. Only for later changes a tool like this can be helpful.
Start simple: a system partition of 4 GB will due for all apps expected in near future, and a few data partitions for the rest.

Have fun,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by timwalsh In reply to Disk Partitioning an NT S ...

The answer really depends on whether you are partitioning from scratch or you want to repartition (or resize partitions) once data is already present on the partition.

If you are starting from scratch, you can create partitions as part of the OS installation. If you have unpartitioned space, you can create partitions using the built-in Disk Manager, once the OS has been installed. Using Disk Manager, the only way to resize partitions (other than increasing the size if blank space is available) is to delete and then recreate partitions. You cannot increase the size of the boot partition using Disk Manager, once it has been created.

No version of Partition Magic will work on on a server operating system. You must invest in Volume Manager to get the same functionality (and more) (at a much greater cost) for servers.

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by f_somers In reply to Disk Partitioning an NT S ...

If you only have one hard drive, and all you want to do is partition your data logically, then I would say 4GB for C (or where ever you install W2K) and then split up the rest into two partitions: 1 for programs and one for data. Try to make sure that when you install apps, that you only install them in the programs partition.

If, however, you have more than one disk, and you are able to use a RAID controller (don't use software RAID), then you should dedicate two disks as a RAID 1 mirror for your system (OS etc.) and the rest of the disks as a RAID 5 for your data.

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