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Andy White_1
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Solution

Hello E4Services and Randy,
Thanks for you replies regarding my disk swapping problem. Appologies for not replaying sooner but you know how it is when you have a live system, downtime is rare! I looked on the Powerquest website as advised but could not find anything which really allowed me to do what I wanted. I also tried the diskpart utility but this said I only had a 18.2GB disk in there and that there was no free space to expand into (even thought there were two 72.8GB disks in there!). I eventually decided to use Symantec Ghost 7.5 to take an image of the system (as a backup). I then hot swapped the 72.8GB disks for the 18.2GB disks - this worked! - probably because the system thought the 72.8GB disks were only 18.2GB disks anyway. I then took another Ghost image of the now 18.2GB disks for migration purposes. I then Smart-Started the two 72.8Gb disks and built a mirrored pair using the array config utility. Once that was setup I Ghosted the migration image from the 18.2GB disks back onto the 72.8GB disk allowing Ghost to automatically re-size the partitions itself (for some reason when I tried to set my own sizes for the partitions it fell over everytime it moved onto the second partition..) The upshot of all this is that I now have 36GB of disk on my data partition, and I suppose I can always use Powerquests Volume Manager to resize the 16GB system and 16GB swap partitions if I need more. A big thanks to you both for your input and I will bear the dispart utility in mind in the future as it sounds very handy.

Cheers,
Andy
;-)
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Andy White_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: Solution

Oops - I've flamingo'ed up, meant to post a reply to my 'disk swapping for the insane' question but ended up doing a new post. Sorry folks.... Can the moderator please delete this post and I'll put the reply in the right place...

Ta :-!