Is it advisable to Partition a HDD to run Win2000 Server?

Posted on 2006-05-09
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I would like to know if it advisable to partition an 80GB Hdd into 2 x  40GB partitions to run my network.
I have 2 SCSI 40Gb HDD where 1 (C:) has Win 2000 Server installed, Pastel Evolution etc and the 2nd (D:) has all of our Exel and word Docs saved.
I am running a daily back up using an Iomega Rev Drive. what I would like to do is restore all the info onto the newly partitioned IDE 80GB HDD

Please advise
Thank you kindly
Question by:ChaseMiller

Accepted Solution

Dark720 earned 500 total points
ID: 16637788
If you backup solution can cover the full 80Gb in one go then I dont see a problem.
LVL 88

Expert Comment

ID: 16637958
It is allways advisable to separate the OS from Data and Program partitions. Also the pagefile should be separate and should even be on a separate HD. Although the windows standard installation doesn't provide for setting other standard directories for the programs or the data, you can use a unattended installation where you can set those directories and drives. A good product which helps you create such an unattended answer file is nlite.


Just make sure to edit the winnt.sif file that gets created and change the following entry to what you need:


for example:


Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
Compliance and data security require steps be taken to prevent unauthorized users from copying data.  Here's one method to prevent data theft via USB drives (and writable optical media).
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month13 days, 12 hours left to enroll

755 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question