Any new solutions for resizing C: disk partition on dynamic disk?
Posted on 2006-11-13
I see a number of questions about resizing partitions on Server 2003. Most of them are a year or two old.
Are there any new solutions for resizing the C: partition ( in particular ) or other partitions on dynamic disks?
I don't think I'll use dynamic disks again, at least for the C: disk. Because they were converted from basic disks, when I go to add extra space on them by spanning volumes (not such a good idea, I know), I get a message that tells me I can't do that to these partitions.
I have successfully used Ghost 2003 to copy the partitions out to another drive. I got partitions that are 68gb in size, because that is the size of the drive they came from. I'd like to adjust those sizes, making the C: disk to 30gb or so, and the data partition to the full 140gb of the new drive.
I've looked at Acronis and Paragon. Both have issues with dynamic drives. Symantec bought Partition Magic and looks like they've made it so it will only work on WinXP - not servers.
The thing that makes this a hard question is that the drives started out as basic drives, and were then converted to dynamic drives so they could be mirrored.
I can remove the mirrors, and use Ghost to clone the drives again, but I need to figure out a way to change the partition sizes on the original C: disk.