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Jay Cheng_1
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Extending partition

Hi All, can i know if diskpart works on basic disk? and what are the chances of a successful extension on a disk?
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Prokopets
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Re: Extending partition

Microsoft sells it "without any warranty" (c) and it's difficult to talk about probability of success. I made the extension with diskpart several times, and it worked good, but it's a good idea to make a backup before extending.
Jay Cheng_1
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Re: Extending partition

Hi, thanks for the input, i actually have a MSA 500 on Proliant 380 G4 running W2K3 standard server (cluster), been 3 years i guess. does diskpart works the same on any application and disk type (basic or dynamic)?
Patrick Pletscher
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Re: Extending partition

Hi, I did extensions of basic disks in Microsoft Clusters many times, and it always worked very well. I would recommand as well to have a valid backup and do the expand during a time, where you don't have to many I/O's, or even during a maintenance window.
As far as I know, only basic disks are supported in a cluster environment.
Patrick Pletscher
Occasional Visitor

Re: Extending partition

regarding your question about the application. The extension of a disk will have no impact on the application, as it will not recognize it.
Jay Cheng_1
Advisor

Re: Extending partition

Thank you very much :) well i just missed my august maintenance window, september seems like a good time to do it, thank you again, really appreciate it. :D