Disk Director Question - Will it work?
I have run into a very odd situation. I have a small IT company and I aquired a client who has a a Windows SBS 2003 Server. The server is physcially a Dell 2600 Dual Xeon with 4 GB of ram and a Perc RAID Controller running two arrays one is a mirrored set the other I believe is RAID 4 with 4 drives. The problem is that the server is aging and some parts are no longer available like the power supply!! I had to get a power supply warning to figure this out.
Now we have built a new server with basically the same array structure just bigger drives and what we want to do is to use Acronis products to move the server to the new hardware(Acronis w/UR) BUT the person who configured ths machine made a mess of the partitions with an old copy of partition manager. There are three partitions C D and E. E is a single partion spanning the RAID 5 array but it is a dynamic disk!! Luckly since this is data it really shouldnt be that hard to just backup and restore using tape and BackupExec.
The C D partitions are another matter entirely. We have the C parition which is 14 GB with only 2.5 gig used (mosly for a pagefile) It is the "ACTIVE" partition. Then there is the D drive it is about 56 GB with only 2 GB free! It contians windows and program files and is the main system drive. In disk manager the C drive is marked System and the D drive is marked Boot!! I wanted to know will disk director 10 (for which they have a license) will be able to merge these two partitions and still boot!! Luckily the C and D partitions are on a basic disk not a dynamic one like the other drive. Then hopefully, I can use TrueImage to move the system paritition then use BE to restore the data drive. Is this possible?
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