Compatibility with Windows Server 2003 & RAID 5 on Dell PERC Controller

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by chrisdown, Apr 23, 2005.

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  1. chrisdown

    chrisdown Registered Member

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    Can anyone confirm if ADDS9 is suitable for use on a Dell PowerEdge server with PERC RAID controller.

    The disc system is a RAID-5 setup. Originally 3 x 18GB scsi ultra3 discs a new 18gb has been added to the array.

    System shows
    C: primary partition of 9.997GB NTFS basic
    D: extended partition of 23.74GB NTFS basic
    unallocated space of 16.88GB

    I want to resize the extended partion (D: drive) to use the unallocated space.


    However - this is a mission critical server. Yes we have a full data backup and there is a 1500va UPS on the server but we can not afford for the server to go down at all.

    OS is Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition (fully patched)
    Backup is Veritas BAckup Exec 9.1 (patched)
    Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition installed on primary partition

    Many thanks
    Chris Down
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Chris,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Partition Managing Software.

    Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 should work properly on your system and you will be able to resize the partition in the way you need. However, the problem is that you will need to reboot the computer after you install the software and if you resize the partition that is in use you will need to reboot once again to perform the resizing. You will not need to reboot when resizing if the partition you wish to resize is currently not used.

    You may download free demo version of Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 from our site.

    Thank you.
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  3. Shawn Dillon

    Shawn Dillon Guest

    Does this process require the installation of the Suite Software of can it be completed by just using the bootable CDROM?

    I assume that the RAID drivers are needed and thus you would need to resize this partition from within Windows and then have the server reboot.
     
  4. byteman

    byteman Registered Member

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    Chris,

    Did this solution work for you? I have a similar situation - we have bonked the C: partition and need to repartition some room from D: so we can install the appropriate updates from Blackboard...

    Mission critical server, and we cannot afford to have it go down for more than a few hours...

    Many thanks,

    Ken Gillam
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Shawn,

    Any option of Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 available in Windows can be executed from a Rescue Bootable media. A Rescue Bootable media already contains a set of drivers which supports most of the RAID adapters from different manufacturers.

    Thank you.
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