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    I have 2003 SBS server with a 120gb hard drive that is partitioned into two partitions. C contains the operating system, Lawpac,Legalsuite and MSSql 2000 and D is the central storage for all the Users. Now the system partition is filling up and I bought a new 400gb Seagate HDD . I want to move all the user data to the new HDD and then extend the C Drive on the old disk to encompass the whole drive.

    The 120GB is a dynamic Disk.Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks all

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    Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS

    Could you do a little research on your own before you post here? Tell us what you have tried and not found, or where you are having difficulties. We all have "day jobs" and cant be expected to answer all your problems without you contributing yourself to the effort:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=SBS+E...x=&startPage=1
    TIA

    Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
    http://www.wintra.co.il/
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    • #3
      Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS



      Brings up this

      http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

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      • #4
        Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS

        That links states:

        You cannot extend a system volume, boot volume...
        Cheers,

        Rick

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        • #5
          Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS

          Yep which is something the OP would have picked up on if they decided to read it.

          You honestly don't think i was going to spoon feed them did you.

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          • #6
            Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS

            I just have a general dislike for dynamic disks so I couldn't help but jump in. Sorry to foil your plan.
            Cheers,

            Rick

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            • #7
              Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS

              A quick search led me to this site which is useful:

              http://searchwincomputing.techtarget...126671,00.html
              Best wishes,
              PaulH.
              MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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              • #8
                Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS

                Originally posted by rvalstar View Post
                I just have a general dislike for dynamic disks ...
                Hi Rick,

                You know my never-ending curiosity by now, so may I ask what it is about dynamic disks that you don't like? I have yet to make up my mind about them so I'd be interested in your view. Thanks.
                Best wishes,
                PaulH.
                MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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                • #9
                  Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS

                  Hate to turn the OP's thread into a dynamic disk debate. If it turns that way, I'll weigh in on Monday. Shutting down now for a long weekend.
                  Cheers,

                  Rick

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to extend the boot partition in 2003 SBS

                    Originally posted by afrikaforever View Post
                    I have 2003 SBS server with a 120gb hard drive that is partitioned into two partitions. C contains the operating system, Lawpac,Legalsuite and MSSql 2000 and D is the central storage for all the Users. Now the system partition is filling up and I bought a new 400gb Seagate HDD . I want to move all the user data to the new HDD and then extend the C Drive on the old disk to encompass the whole drive.

                    The 120GB is a dynamic Disk.Any help would be appreciated.

                    Thanks all

                    Ghost can do some partition size changes when you reimage, however you need to image from Dynamic to Dynamic. Dynamic to Basic won't work.

                    If you only have one HDD for each partition, then I would seriously suggest some sort of redundancy like RAID 1.
                    1 1 was a racehorse.
                    2 2 was 1 2.
                    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                    2 2 1 1 2

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