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    Hi
    HP ML350 G5 - Windows SBS2003

    Our 146 GB disk 0 is getting to small.
    We want to move to a 300 GB disk, so that we can increase the logical drives C: F: G: up to almost the double in size.

    I believed we could make a full NTBackUp with ASR, and then restore to new and bigger partitions on the new disk - but it does not seem to work.

    How should I do this ?

    Yours sincerely
    Peter

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    Re: SBS2003 move to bigger disk

    Is this a single disk or a RAID array?

    If you don't have RAID in place, I would stronly suggest that now is the time to implement it.
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    • #3
      Re: SBS2003 move to bigger disk

      I know that our version of ghost, provided we do partition images, not disk images, lets us modify the size of the partition we restore to..

      I would definitely recommend a RAID solution though as well.. even if it's only RAID1... but then Ghost isn't supported.


      do a full backup of absolutely everything
      install the new hardware and create relevant partitions
      boot of a windows cd, and run the full restoration..
      should take care of it
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      • #4
        Re: SBS2003 move to bigger disk

        An ML350 G5 should take 5 or 6 disk drives, so I'd just add a pair of 300gb drives or whatever size and migrate data to them as appropriate. For example Exchange best practice recommends a seperate partition for transaction logs and the database, and neither should be the system partition.

        And if you don't have RAID implemented, do it. Not having RAID in a server is what we referred to at my old work as tickling the testicles of fate. Not a good idea.
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        • #5
          Re: SBS2003 move to bigger disk

          Tickling? Sure you weren't flicking them with a wet towel?

          *vows silently not to take yet another thread *
          Gareth Howells

          BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

          Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

          Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

          "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

          "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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