Merge Freezes

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by edwardsilver, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. edwardsilver

    edwardsilver Registered Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Windows XP SP2
    Disk Director Suite 10

    Trying to merge two partitions, both NTFS.

    Program just freezes on analyzing C partition and never returns.

    Trying to expand C partition on Virtual Machine running inside Parallels 3.0.

    Created new partition using Image Tool.

    Repeated process multiple times and Disk Director freezes each time.

    Any advice is appreciated.

  2. EPG

    EPG Registered Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    same here. Acronis DD 10 isn't responding while analyzing a Raid5 partition wich I wanted to expand.

    Any solutions to this problem? And can I simply kill the task and reboot?

    edit: DD just crashed after 30mins of freezing... =/ now that all doesn't give me a stable impression....
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  3. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    State College, Pennsylvania

    Are you trying to make a partition larger, or are you trying to combine the contents of two partitions into one? If the former, you don't want to use "Merge", but rather "Resize".

    Be cautious with the "Merge" function; it's an accident waiting to happen. When you merge two partitions, DD will first copy all of the data off the source partition, add it to the target partition, then enlarge the target partition. If something goes wrong then you can lose your data.

    This is analogous to using Cut & Paste to move a file instead of using Copy & Paste. The latter preserves the original file until you're sure that the paste succeeded. The former deletes the original file, and you have a big problem if the paste operation fails.

    A better option for what you want to do is to first copy your data from the source partition to the target partition. When you have safely removed all of the data from the source partition, use DD to delete it, leaving free space. Then use DD to Resize the target partition so that it uses all of the free space.
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