Solved

Enlarge Disk storage for BackupExec 2012

Posted on 2013-11-11
5
233 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Any idea how to enlarge the Disk storage on Backup Exec 2012 ?

Tks
BackupExec-2012.png
0
Comment
Question by:AXISHK
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:skipper68
ID: 39641614
Enlarge it to what?  From the screenprint, is Backup Exec showing 2 drives when it's actually one drive split into 2 partitions?  Do you want to combine them into 1 drive?

If that's the case, you'd have to go onto the server and use Disk Manager to remove the extra drive (it should show as a separate partition), making sure you backup anything that's on there, then expand the existing drive to consume this newly allocated 'free' space.
0
 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 39643448
Local Disk D: have free size of 3.42 TB, and only 1.54 TB is allocated for backup storage.

I want to increase it from 1.54TB to 2TB. Is it possible ?

Tks
Disk.png
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:skipper68
ID: 39644645
Is Local Disk D your operating system partition?  If not that will make things a lot easier.

Open Disk Management GUI
From Control Panel or from command line (diskmgmt.msc)

You can use the Disk Manager GUI, or if you get an error you can use the command line functions to shrink a Basic Volume.
Then allocate that empty space to the Storage drive by selecting the existing drive and the newly created empty space.

Just remember to run the cmd window as an administrator.
0
 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 39644699
Tks. Can I put all backup under a specifc folder say d:\ExchangeBackup
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
skipper68 earned 500 total points
ID: 39645080
That sounds like it would be in the configuration of Backup Exec itself.  

Generally the drive is set as the backup location for dedicated storage and you let the application control the directory structure.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

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

A question that is asked often, is how to generate sequential numbers in InfoPath Forms. The best way to achieve this is to use a SQL database, along with a stored procedure and a web service to connect Forms Services to the DB. The first thing t…
I used to be SharePoint evangelist in our company, so my Outlook always full of questions about how to do this, or where I can find that. One day I found such an email with the following question: "how to attach 3-State workflow (one of the workflow…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

777 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