Clone dynamic disk
Posted on 2013-10-08
I have a server 2003 R2 with a single partition SATA drive for data that is about running out of space.
So I moved the drive to another machine (identical hardware) together with a new, larger drive, then booted Acronis from a cd-rom to clone the drive.
Even though listed in bios, Acronis couldn't see the old drive, and it came to my mind that it was a dynamic disk and I had to convert it to a basic disk to proceed.
So I moved the drive back to the original server. But now the server will not see the drive - it simply isn't showing up in Disk Manager - just as if the drive is physically not present.
What should I do to make the server recognize its old drive?