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Split HD safely

 
lovina
Occasional Contributor

Split HD safely

What is the easisiet way to split my c:\ drive after os is installed. I know partion magic does. I have DL-580 . I haven't read all the HP CD's that comes with server yet. I gave my C:\ root too much.
Thanks
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e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Split HD safely

Well, this depends on the OS. If you are using a "Server" OS PM will not resize it, on Server Magic.
All other solution, backup and restore or Image, would require another storage media for the backup or Image
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e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Split HD safely

That is "Only Server Magic" or the current VolumeMagic or Volume Manager I can't remember what they call it, but it is rather expensive.
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Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Split HD safely

I would prefer to take a ghost image of the server C then create new partition of any size which is equal to actual data size on C. Then restore the ghost image.

As simple as that.
In this case you have a valid backup also while you are doing this activity.

Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Albatross
Regular Advisor

Re: Split HD safely

lovina,

You may try Ntfsresize, look for the GParted LiveCD ISO image, I've tried it some months ago with no problems at all.

http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html

Good luck,

Sergio