Help with trial version of Acronis Disk Director Server v10.0

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by cvisser, Sep 17, 2008.

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  1. cvisser

    cvisser Registered Member

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    Hi
    We have a server running MS Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition. It
    currently has 5X 146GB SAS HDDs in a RAID 5 Array (4 of 5 is used for the RAID, the last one is used as a Hot Spare). We purchased 3X additional 146GB SAS HDDs. Our current partitions are as follows: <C> for Operating System (20GB) , <D> for secondary Swap File (16GB) & <E> for DATA and Applications & Programs (374GB). I want to increase our <C> and <E> as its running low on space. <C> has about 6 GB free and <E> still has about 73GB available.

    What I wanted to do is the following:

    1.) Temporarily remove the secondary swap file from <D> (this shouldn't be a problem as the server still has its primary swap file on <C>).
    2.) Then I want to merge <D> with <C> to increase its capacity of <C> to 35/36GB.
    3.) Then I want to shrink <E> as it still has a bit of 'lean-way' left with regards to space available. I want to shrink it with 16GB to re-instate the swap partition again.
    4.) Re-instate the <D> partition and create a secondary swap file again on the partition.
    5.) Then I want to expand the RAID stack by adding the 3 new drives to the RAID stack using the RAID controller's utility.
    6.) Thereafter I want to use the program to either create another partition from the newly created space and then merge it into <E> again, or I want to just add the newly created (unpartitioned) space to <E> to increase its capacity.

    I have to complete this project very soon and I need to look at a software package that can help me do this. I have registered and downloaded Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0, but during the installation it refuses to register. I have checked our firewall and proxy but I cannot get past this. I want to evaluate the product before looking at purchasing it. Could someone please send me a link to download a trial version of Disk Director Server 10.0 that does not require registration during the installation?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. cvisser

    cvisser Registered Member

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    Oh, I forgot to mention that I have tried to contact Acronis Support, but I haven't had a reply for 2 weeks. This is why I posted this thread on the forum.
     
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Acronis has been having problems with their website lately. Your best option may be to contact them using the Live Chat feature. If that doesn't work, send them a PM from this forum.
     
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    cvisser Registered Member

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    I have already sent them a PM yesterday. I really need to try this package out so I can finish my project.
     
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