Avatar of brianquin
brianquin asked on

Partitons appear with same drive letter

Hi All,

Just have a quick question. I am working with an Admin who is experiencing a strange issue with some partitions he created on a Dynamic Disk. Using Disk Management on his Server 2008 R2 server he shrunk a volume down to create a 450GB volume. He then assign a drive letter to the volume and found that 2 additional volumes where created with the same drive letter. All 3 volumes equal the size of the volume he created. When he changes one volume Drive Letter the others change to.

I have included the screen shots sent to me from the server. I think it is down to how he created the first volume and now it has split the volume into 3 slices (if that makes sense).

Just wondering if anyone can shed some light. I have asked the admin to deleted the volume and reformat it as a single volume and then try to re-create it.
comp-management.jpg
windows-explorer.jpg
Windows Server 2008

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
brianquin

8/22/2022 - Mon
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
albert_miquel

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
ASKER
brianquin

Hi Albert,

Thanks for the feedback. Thats what I was thinking. Pretty there is no way to extended them into one but there you go.
ASKER
brianquin

Hi Albert, Just a quick follow up question. Is it best to use Basic or Dynamic Disks when you are using a SAN. The admin is using a Dell MD3200 via SAS/HPA for storage requirements. Just wondering if Disk 1 (from the image) should have been created as a Basic disk from the start and would it cause any issues with flexibility or creating volumes.
SOLUTION
Seth Simmons

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
SOLUTION
Log in to continue reading
Log In
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
ASKER
brianquin

Hi Guys, Thanks for the response. I just wanted to confirm my own take on it. Admin was adamant that they use dynamic disk (even though they are using a SAN already).

Again thanks for the great replies, much appreciated.
Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!
Walt Forbes