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Small C partition on NT server

By mcoya ·
The previous incompetent sys admin made a 1 gig root partition that is filling up. Does anybody know how to merge free space into that existing partition so that i have more space. I'm running NTFS, and disk utilities like partition magic will notwork with NTFS.

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by DKlippert In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

Partition Magic 8.0 does work with NTFS:

www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/

"Enlarge NTFS partitions "hot" - No rebooting is required when expanding an NTFS partition, not even the system partition"

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by mcoya In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

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Before I went to using Partition Magic (ver.6 or higher work) I would ask myself why did he do it in first place. I would hazard a guess that he wanted it small to more easily manage and easier to troubleshoot if something goes wrong. Also, ask yourself if what you want to add to the directory absolutely has to reside in the root before making any changes.

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by mcoya In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

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by timwalsh In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

The problem with Partition Magic is that it will not work with server operating systems. You would have to use Partition Magic Pro (@$250).

If you don't want to spend that kind of money, and absolutely MUST have more space, your only other alternative would be to repartition and reinstall the OS.

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by mcoya In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

Actually, you need VolumeManager from PowerQuest (the makers of PartitonMagic). VolumeManager is the WinNT/2K Server version of PartitonMagic (normal PM and PMPro do not work on NT4 Server).
The link to the page for info is here:
http://www.powerquest.com/volumemanager/

"Product Overview
Quickly and easily reconfigure volumes/partitions on Windows NT/2000 Servers for storing valuable resources such as data files, applications and operating systems. In addition to powerful volume configuration management, you can quickly identify all basic disk volume/partition and server information on all servers or grouped servers in a LAN/WAN environment, display and monitor uptime, and analyze storage usage via PowerQuest StorageMonitor - a web-based console included with PowerQuest VolumeManager."

The price is $486 at cdw.com

hope this helps

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by mcoya In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

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by rdunn In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

If your server can afford some down-time, and you have a copy of it, you can use Ghost to image the system partition up to another shared volume.

Note: use a NT boot floppy with NIC drivers - get it from www.nu2.nu - or email me, and I can send you a self-extracting floppy image with a ton of NIC drivers already configured.

Then you can image it back down to the server specifying the partition size you need (be aware that Microsoft only supports 8Gb bootable NTFS for Win NT 4.0 partitions).

This might be the cheapest way (and not as time-consuming as rebuilding the server) - I believe that Drive Image Pro does it as well, but I've not used that as much...

Let me know if I can be of any further help!
Rob

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by rdunn In reply to Small C:\ partition on NT ...

Good point about FAT - technicians did this for two reasons. FAT is a faster file system than NTFS is, so the pagefile has better performance, and the second is so you can just use a DOS/9x boot disk to get to the command-line to replace bad dll's or what have you.

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