Solved

My Windows 2008 64bit can't support disk greater than 2Tb, how?

Posted on 2011-03-12
7
791 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
This is new setup of windows 2008 server. A storage of more than 2TB being allocated to it, but it only detects it as 2.0TB although the exact space is 2.7Tb. How to make w2k8 identify it?
0
Comment
Question by:Balack
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:PowerEdgeTech
ID: 35119828
The disk must be converted to GPT.  MBR disks have a 2TB limit.  You will not be able to do this if this is your boot disk (unless 2008x64 is installed on an EFI-enabled system).
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:AustinComputerLabs
ID: 35119846
0
 

Author Comment

by:Balack
ID: 35120986
HI PowerEdge Tech,

That's mean the problem is on MBR of the boot disk? BTW, how to make 2008x64 is installed on an EFI-enabled system?
0
Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:PowerEdgeTech
ID: 35122021
It is not a "problem" with it ... just a limitation of any MBR disk.  

How many physical disks do you have in the server?
How many "disks" are showing in Disk Management?
What RAID configuration are they in ?
What system do you have?  
What RAID controller are you using?

You will have to check the specs for your server to see if it is EFI-capable.  This will involve a reinstall of Windows.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:Balack
ID: 35135347
I'm using IBM blade HS22, and think this blade is efi- capable. My w2k8 64bit is setup, and in the disk management, I can see the 2.7tb shared space is allocated. When I want to create a partition, a popup box shown, and present a choice - convert to gpt. Does it means that I can use the whole 2.7tb?
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
PowerEdgeTech earned 500 total points
ID: 35139160
If this is a "data" volume then, yes, you can convert it with no problems.  If this is the same disk where Windows installed though, then you can't convert the boot disk to GPT unless your system is not only EFI-capable, but enabled.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Balack
ID: 35178985
good
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

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

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

803 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