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Merging / split partitions in Win 2008 R2

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Our storage / SAN support told us that 5 LUNs (ie Disk 1-5)
were presented to the server.

Q1:
Disk 4 is one single LUN but somehow when I use Windows
to online, initialize & when attempting to format it, it gave 2
separate partitions.  How can I merge the 2048GB & 1002GB
partitions together?

Q2:
H: & I: are 2 separate partitions but if I were to use the SAN
vendor's Clonecopy, will it be able to clone just H: alone to
another SAN LUN?  If not, how can I make I a separate LUN?
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Thanks chaps.

>convert the disk to dynamic or partition it using GPT
Where can I download a copy of GPT?  Is it freeware?
Also, if it's a dynamic partition, can the disk partition
give rise to problem to MSCS (MS Clustering service)
as I recall I once had some sort of problem when I
don't use the default partition type (can't recall exactly)
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To use GPT (guess this must be the one supported by MSCS/MS
SQL in cluster environment instead of dynamic partitioning),
the CPU board has to support EFI:
http://www.petri.co.il/gpt-vs-mbr-based-disks.htm

Think I recall IBM x3850 (the server I'm trying to do this) has
an EFI option to enable in its SETUP/BIOS but enabling this will
take up extra ROM space (which I think will cause amber LED
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