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Convert Server Partion from FAT32 to NTFS

Greetings Experts!
My primary partion (C:\) on a server running MS Server 2003, Standard Edition is FAT32.  I want to convert it to NTFS.  When you run the command It talks about dismounting and wanting to perform the converion when the server restarts next time.  Are there any porblems with using convert c: /fs:ntfs on a server?  I can't losa any data on the drive.  Thanks!
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hckynt
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Christopher McKayCommented:
It should work just fine if you tell it to launch on next reboot.

As always with a server, make sure you have a known good backup of the drive before launching.... just in case.

Hope this helps!

:o)

Bartender_1
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hckyntAuthor Commented:
It is only a 30GB partition, any idea how long the converion would take?
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Stephen MandersonCommented:
It shouldnt cause any issues, just be make sure you have backed up before doing so.

Kind Regards
Steve
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Christopher McKayCommented:
Shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes.

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hckyntAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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Stephen MandersonCommented:
Hmm I wouldnt imagine it would take that long? What type of disk is it? I would imagine about 5-10 mins but may take longer
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Christopher McKayCommented:
from reboot to up again? I'm trying to think of total down time for them.

:o)

Bartender_1
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hckyntAuthor Commented:
I am fine with less than 1 hour.  Thanks for all your comments!
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Stephen MandersonCommented:
Im just thinking for formatting :O

up time would be a better way of thinking haha
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