Solved

Copy Windows 2000 Server Boot Disk

Posted on 2007-12-02
4
246 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
My Windows 2000 Server has only 1 40GB IDE hard drive with two partitions.  The C partition is only 4GB and is almost full.  I need to perform an update on one of my applications but don't have enough room on the C partition to allow the update.

I installed an 80GB drive and partitioned it with 2 partitions of 15GBdrive and 62GB.  I have been trying unsuccessfully to use Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools to create the new boot disk using the windows version of Data Lifequard Tools.  Obviously this isn't going to work for me.  Can you advise me on another tool to use?
0
Comment
Question by:ed-nhcs
4 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
PUNKY earned 500 total points
ID: 20393690
You should use Acronis True Image (or similar cloning software) to this. I dont think WD tool can do that on sever type.
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 20394070
Follow leew's instructions to clean out C and the whole operation isn't necessary. You can use your new disk for data.

http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:glenn_1984
ID: 20396040
If the update is getting hung up on the location of temporary files, you can change this.
Right click on My Computer, left click on properties.

Advanced, Advanced change location of virtual memory file...or make it smaller.

Advanced,  Environment Variables...change location of c:\tmp and c:\temp top and bottom sections.
Delete all files that you can from c:\temp and c:\tmp and \documents and settings\ temp folders.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ed-nhcs
ID: 31412264
I was able to use Ghost 2003 to clone the drive and then made the cloned drive my master.  It worked without any issue.
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
backup strategy concern 5 98
NETAPP rename a datastore 2 55
web surfing slughish 4 39
Server backups 5 59
Is your phone running out of space to hold pictures?  This article will show you quick tips on how to solve this problem.
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
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 …

808 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