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Partitioning Terminal Server

Below is the picture of harddisks on mhy my Terminal server:

C:  is 4mb free
D:  is 20gb free
E:  34gb free

Can i increase volume C by taking some space(volume ) from E and it will not cause any problem? If yes , can i use Acronis Partition Expert?

Thanks in anticipation
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BrianMilnesCommented:
Using a partition manager such as Acronis shouldn't cause any problem. However, you might use their other product to Disk Image the disk before you re-parition on-the-fly.
Rgds
Brian
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kayodeakanjiAuthor Commented:
thanks
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kayodeakanjiAuthor Commented:
I have been trying getting price of acronis from their website result. Can anybody out their give another partition software that i can use to partition my Terminal server on 2003 platform.

Thanks
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BrianMilnesCommented:
Partition Magic (now by Symantec) was pretty good...
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Hello,

Have a look at Paragon Partition Manager:
http://www.partition-manager.com/

You'll need to free some space between D and E, then move D to the right, to have free space between C and D, and then increase C. I recommend running chkdsk and defrag before repartitioning the disk, and also perform those actions one by one, to control each step.

I guess there's no need to repeat obvious things, but still: take a backup beforehand.

In this way you'll be able to rebuild partitions in safely manner.

Regards.
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kayodeakanjiAuthor Commented:
Thanks u all. I learnt it is not possible to increase disk space from separate physical disk?

I have 3 SCSI(C:, D:, E:) drives on my terminal server each with 35.9gb. other shows the exact volume space, but on C: its only shows 9GB while 35.9gb was written on its physical surface when checked.
i. what causes this?
ii. How should i resolve it.
iii. If it is true that different volume cannot be resized to space how do i resolve this. ' cos its does allow 5 to 6 users to long on. it will be complaining of disk space.
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BrianMilnesCommented:
OK, you've now added highly relevant information about your particular circumstances.
Use Logical Disk Manager to check the status of all your drives:- Start>> Administration Tools>> Computer Management>> Disk Management  this will reveal how much of your disks have been used for what. Whoever set up the server  will have chosen what partition sizes to create. You may have an un-partitioned space of ~26Gb on drive C:
If this is the case then using a Patition Manager will simply allow you to add this back to the original 9Gb partition.
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kayodeakanjiAuthor Commented:
Thanks its shows 9gb used and 100mb of free disk space.
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BrianMilnesCommented:
I think you may be misunderstanding - if you have a physical drive of 35.9Gb and one partition of around 9Gb then you may have 100Mb of free space on THAT partition, but, you will also have either a) another partition of up to ~27Gb OR b) an unpartitioned space of ~27Gb OR b) a combination of these.
What does Disk Manager tell you about ALL THREE drives? Please list that complete information here, including volume types, etc. etc.. (Reminder: Do not use Properties of C:\, use Disk Manager as described earlier.)
Rgds
Brian
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BrianMilnesCommented:
See screen shot of Logical Disk Manager:
disk-manager.jpg
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kayodeakanjiAuthor Commented:
Hi Brian,

I did just what u said. below is the infor i got
Vol  Layout Type  Filesyst Status Capacity Freespace %free
C:   Partition Ntfs  Health(system) 9.77GB  948MB     9%
E:   Partition  Ntfs Health              29.30GB 23.38GB  79%
F:   Partition  Ntfs  Health             28.76GB  28.69GB  99%

nb: each of these drives is a SCSI
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BrianMilnesCommented:
OK, there's an apparent conflict between your statement "i have 3 SCSI(C:, D:, E:) drives on my terminal server each with 35.9gb" and the result you posted above.
If there are no "unallocated spaces" (which this would indicate), then re-partitioning becomes more complicated, infact, it looks like you might be better off, creating one of your other drives as a system drive and starting over.
Alternatively, you could look at moving the System temporary files to create more space on C:. Also are there any other program files that you could move to D: or E:?
Rgds
Brian
DiskManagement01.jpg
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kayodeakanjiAuthor Commented:
ok Brian, i will try to move the temporary (of 320kb)file to either D or E as u ve suggested. I only ve office 2003 which i ve just uninstalled.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Hello kayodeakanji, could you please tell if your three hard drives are built into RAID? If yes, does it show in Windows Disk Management like one single hard drive?
Also it would give us more details if you could take the same screen shot like BrianMilnes did and post it here.
I think I have a workaround for you here but first would like to have a look on the way your drives are detected by Windows Disk Management.
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kayodeakanjiAuthor Commented:
the three harddrives were not built into RAID.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Ok, then you have the following configuration like one I have attached. If it is the same then you can solve the problem easily.
Install Partition Manager from Paragon http://www.partition-manager.com/corporate/server/ 
then right click on C: and use Move\Resize option. The simple interface allows you to drag the end of volume and move it to the end of hard drive where you can drop it. Then apply changes and resize will complete in few minutes.
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kayodeakanjiAuthor Commented:
thanks. we effentually discovered that the personthat did installation gave small partition to C. However, the three SCSI were build into RAID.

Thanks u all 4 ur positive support
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Vee_ModCommented:
Closed, 500 points refunded.
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BrianMilnesCommented:
The author hasn't really justified accepting his own comment as an answer to the question he originally posed, or subsequent attempts at assistance which he largely failed to answer or to which he gave incorrect answers.
I therefore object to a refund.
Brian
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BrianMilnesCommented:
But, apparently it's too late!
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Vee_ModCommented:
Hi Brian -
The reason we post the four day notice is to allow the Experts plenty of time to respond to us.

Moderators are Subject Matter Experts in some Zones, but not all.

We really do rely on you Experts to help us properly resolve these questions.

Next time around, please give me some quicker feedback.

Thanks for the work you're doing here.
VM
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BrianMilnesCommented:
Hi Vee Mod,
I only got the notification today. Then after I posted, I saw that the points had already been refunded.
It looks like there might have been a glitch in the system?
Cheers
Brian
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Vee_ModCommented:
Hi Brian,
My initial notification of close (ID:20915516) was on the 17th.
The notice you got today should have been of the actual closing function (02.21.2008 at 04:25AM PST, ID: 20946941).
VM
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BrianMilnesCommented:
OK, maybe I missed your first, or failed to see the first time what I did the second.
I'll watch out more carefully in future.
Rgds
Brian
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