Solved

SBS 2008 . What tool or program do I use to format my raid partitions?

Posted on 2011-03-14
5
424 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I just finished a SBS 2008 initial install and I want to partition my 2nd drive that's in raid 1 (1 terrabyte), into 4 partitions.
Is there a way to do that with and SBS 2008 tool?
0
Comment
Question by:emumaster
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:PowerEdgeTech
ID: 35131768
From your other post, I understood your "second" drive is a stand-alone drive that we then configured in a single-disk RAID 0, correct?  Whether it is a single-disk RAID 0 or a two-disk RAID 1 makes little difference, as you partition them the same.  In Disk Management, when you right-click on the Unpartitioned Space on that "disk", you select Create/New Partition, then specify the size.  You can create 3 primary partitions on this space leaving it a Basic disk; the fourth partition (and beyond) will be an Extended partition with the ability to create Logical partitions within it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:emumaster
ID: 35131916
Ok.. the goal is to have 4 partitions with 4 drive letters.
I already started the format on that drive, so how do I proceed knowing this?
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
PowerEdgeTech earned 500 total points
ID: 35132056
Once the format is complete, you will see a disk 1 (?) in Disk Management showing with a black bar labeled Unpartitioned Space.  Right-click it and select New Simple Volume, then select your desired size for that partition, select the drive letter you want, select NTFS or FAT, and label name.  Then do it again on the chunk of Unallocated Space until all your partitions are created.  Remember, your last (fourth) partition will not be a Primary partition but an Extended partition with a Logical drive created inside of it ... this will NOT affect how it behaves otherwise.
0
 

Author Comment

by:emumaster
ID: 35132241
Great!
I know the advice on here is free but you've been so helpful and I'd like to send some money for your help.
Do you have a paypal account?
Send me the info and I forward some money to you
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:PowerEdgeTech
ID: 35132405
It's not necessary, but there is a Hire Me link in my profile with some information.
Just glad it worked out for you!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

740 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