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Lupine Mar 19, 2021 01:25 PM

help: gparted alternative / need partition resize app that can run IN windows
 
Actually doing some hamster maintenance, and need to move / resize some partitions. I need to do this remotely, so booting from media is not a preferred option. Which is what I normally do via gparted.

So far the only apps I'm seeing are gimped. I need something that will run on server 2008.

Basically what I have is this:

OS partition / data partition / free space

I need to move the free space to between OS and data, so I can expand the OS partition. That has been the root cause of many of our R3D server issues, in that we're are OUT of space on the OS partition.

GSGRUNT Mar 19, 2021 05:13 PM

why not create a new partition in the free space and move and link some folders from the OS drive to the new partition?

Trunks0 Mar 19, 2021 09:37 PM

Can't do it from Disk Management? (Control Panel> Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management)

Destroy Mar 20, 2021 05:16 AM

PowerQuest PartitionMagic still around and work? I used to use this.

Lazy8s Mar 20, 2021 07:01 AM

I've used diskpart successfully in the (distant) past....
And is resizing to suit the need not an option? Sorry if I'm off the mark here, it's been awhile :o but shrink the free space, resize the others as needed?

edit: It should work, and can be done remotely. I really need to brush back up on this stuff.

https://www.partition-windows-server...08-server.html

Lupine Mar 22, 2021 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trunks0 (Post 1338275556)
Can't do it from Disk Management? (Control Panel> Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management)

Unless I've lost my mind, no. Here's the current layout: [C][D][Free Space]. Disk management doesn't provide for moving [D], so that the free space is next to [C]. So all I can do right now is expand [D], which isn't helpful. I need to expand [C]

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lazy8s (Post 1338275591)
I've used diskpart successfully in the (distant) past....
And is resizing to suit the need not an option? Sorry if I'm off the mark here, it's been awhile :o but shrink the free space, resize the others as needed?

edit: It should work, and can be done remotely. I really need to brush back up on this stuff.

https://www.partition-windows-server...08-server.html

Hmm, I'll have to look at that again. I thought it required booting from media rather than from within the OS.

Lupine Mar 22, 2021 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GSGRUNT (Post 1338275518)
why not create a new partition in the free space and move and link some folders from the OS drive to the new partition?

We've been doing that for years, moving and redirecting to [Z]. I don't know what else I can redirect / move at this point.

Trunks0 Mar 22, 2021 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupine (Post 1338275908)
Unless I've lost my mind, no. Here's the current layout: [C][D][Free Space]. Disk management doesn't provide for moving [D], so that the free space is next to [C]. So all I can do right now is expand [D], which isn't helpful. I need to expand [C]


Hmm, I'll have to look at that again. I thought it required booting from media rather than from within the OS.

I thought so long as the physical disk is the same it wouldn't care which letter you expended... probably just remembering that wrong.

You could expand D, robocopy C to D and switch them.... although that might cause it's own issues.

Munkus Mar 22, 2021 03:11 PM

Also FYI, there are things diskpart.exe can do via the command line that it can't via the UI.

Lazy8s Mar 22, 2021 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupine (Post 1338275908)


Hmm, I'll have to look at that again. I thought it required booting from media rather than from within the OS.

I hope it works for you Lup...like I said I am ruuusty lol.

But it looks like this guy :) might have you covered ...
Quote:

Originally Posted by Munkus (Post 1338275912)
Also FYI, there are things diskpart.exe can do via the command line that it can't via the UI.


Lupine Mar 22, 2021 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Munkus (Post 1338275912)
Also FYI, there are things diskpart.exe can do via the command line that it can't via the UI.

I'm fine with command line. I just don't want to risk having to reboot / boot into media remotely. Anything goes wrong and R3D is down for a long time.

acroig Mar 23, 2021 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupine (Post 1338275930)
I'm fine with command line. I just don't want to risk having to reboot / boot into media remotely. Anything goes wrong and R3D is down for a long time.

:eek: :runaway:

Lazy8s Mar 25, 2021 05:34 PM

We haven't heard back. Lupine lost between fsck and null? :runaway:



:bleh:

Lupine Mar 29, 2021 01:12 AM

Lost between beginning and end of spring break lol. Took the week off to be with fam and work on honey-do-list. Will try to find time to tickle the hamsters this week.

:manches2:

Lazy8s Mar 29, 2021 07:47 AM

Here you go Lup: I didn't see a 2021 :p


t3hl33td4rg0n Apr 1, 2021 02:17 AM

I use this to do stuff, might work: https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html


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