Increase OS Volume Size on Win2k Server

Posted on 2006-05-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Present Setup - Win2k Server with 2 18 Gig mirrored hard drives.

1  OS is on 4 Gb 'C' Drive Basic volume with data files on remaining volume (C Drive is full)
2  I need to install 2 new larger HD's and would like to increase 'C' Drive size while doing so
3  I have Norton Ghost but it does not work on Server OS

So, I am wondering if there is some way I can use this transition to the new HD's to increase the size of the OS 'C' Drive without purchasing an expensive Server Ghost App.

If the above is not an option, could I map some of the OS folders to the larger volume?
Question by:jbrown0829
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    Expert Comment

    partition magic works on 2000 server.  If you can move everything from the 14gb partition of the 18's then you can delete that partition and then extend out the C:  

    Backup, Backup, Backup before attempting any operation when changing partitions in any way.  

    Author Comment


    Thanks for the suggestion.  I have Partition Magic and I'll give it a try.  I'll report back what happens.
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    Partition Magic ver. >7 will not run on Windows NT/2000 Server yuou shuold use Volume Manager
    I used systemrescuecd (use Ntfsresize internally) if you follow the link above you find information about freely available graphical tool, easy to use.

    if u want to map OS folders to othet folder in a larger volume, the solution is a junction points(similar to unix link).
    Windows 2000 and higher supports directory symbolic links, where a directory serves as a symbolic link to another directory on the computer. For example, if the directory D:\SYMLINK specified C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 as its target, then an application accessing D:\SYMLINK\DRIVERS would in reality be accessing C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS
     I know two option

    just a a nice starting point about junction


    Author Comment

    Gastone offered identified that Partition Magic does not work with 'Servers' and then offered 2 different solutions to the problem with suppporting documents.  Good job.

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