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Help needed with Exchange Restore - 28.Jan.2007 9:56:07 AM   


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Hi, Can anyone offer any advice?

I am working with a server with Exchange Server 2003 installed.

The partition on this server for C: is too small and I want to use the entire array for C: and I have ready to go a new array for data.

If I am forced to delete the array and rebuild it in order to gain all of the disk space for C: then what is the best way to recover.

I have backed up the C:, Information store, My Docs, System State as in a normal Shadow Copy. The data has been replicated to the new array.

Should I re-install using the /disaster recovery switch?
Or can I do a first part server installation and then restore from my backup?
Or should I install the the entire Exchange OS complete and then do a restore?

Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated

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RE: Help needed with Exchange Restore - 29.Jan.2007 8:34:32 AM   


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ouch, dont nuke it yet,

download a demo of this software from symantec, its called backup exec system recovery, it takes a ghost style image of the entire system while its running (store it on a nas or san or anywhere you have space,

then verify it took, nuke the server and re create the partitions the way you need, then re copy the image back , it will ask where you want what, so get your drive letters in order, but it always finds everything ok.

this software kicks butt. check it out



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RE: Help needed with Exchange Restore - 29.Jan.2007 2:53:13 PM   


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Thanks for the reply..

I have sort of solved my problem. Partly using Diskpart,exe and partly using two bits of software from two other partition software providers.

I used Diskpart to delete the Logical Drive in the extended partition
Diskpart will not allow you to extend C: [ The boot drive ] into the free space.

I then used one of these two bits of software to delete the extended partiton and create a new extended partition and formatted it.

Then I used the other bit of software to resize the C: partiton into the extended partition.

Serveral reboots later all is well, apart from a small extended partiton of 15mb
This I can hide.

I then changed the new Raid array to D: and all is well

I am reluctant to name the providers as they are in business to make money, but these providers do have current software intended for personal use but it will not load onto Server 2003. Their server products are expensive for single use operation. If you do this type of work all the time, then they might be worth the investment. 

The software I used are old versions [pre 2003] which for some reason loaded OK. One came free with a magazine.


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RE: Help needed with Exchange Restore - 30.Jun.2015 6:55:05 AM   


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