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You should acquire new hardware and install a modern operating system like Windows Server 2012 R2 and then migrate your applications and data to it. Windows Server 2003 is quickly approaching end of support and you should be focusing your effort on getting off of it, not on rigging it to keep on running.
The virtual CD/DVD mount point is clearly reserving D:, can you mount an .ISO as a virtual CD/DVD then right click on it in Disk Management, you should be able to change the drive letter it's assigned to - just move it to something other than D: and then try your partitioning action again (although the same trick may work on your existing E:).
This is unfortunate. The version of the software you're using and the age of the hardware you're using are old enough that it's difficult to give proper assistance and support... Sure, your partitioning plan is fine, but the larger problem is that you're deploying anew on antiquated equipment with end-of-life software. It is time to plan for an upgrade. ...
From my understanding an EFI partition on a Linux server ensures a standard for the disk layout Ah, yeah. So you think laptops are super special? The EFI partition is part of the UEFI standard. Either you have an UEFI bios and use UEFI to boot, or you do not - and Laptop or Server is irrelevant. Let me quote from Wikipedia: It contains the boot ...
Not required, but you should partition. The partition table eats up very little space, but it is universally recognizable. Windows will know that there's a filesystem there if you put it in a Windows box. If you have no partitions, other operating systems will just treat it as an empty drive.
You can run any filesystem on a bare block device with or without partitions, however the danger is that both people and OSes expect to see a partition table on a block device to realize that there is data present. (both raw disks and partitions are just block devices, after all) ZFS actually creates such a guardian partition table which is why it's safe ...
Thanks to those who provided answeers. In this instance, I followed these steps - Create a new Virtual Machine and power it on. Mount the ISO for Windows Server 2003 (with SP1) and then restart the virtual machine using Ctrl, Alt + Ins so that the Server 2003 installer starts. Create the partitions to the desired size (they are initially labeled C:\ and ...
Just adding more on EFI.. Like TomTom mentioned you either have BIOS or EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) also called UEFI. When you use EFI based systems you use GPT partitions. GPT partitions can address a disk more than 2TB which MBR can not at the moment. This is one of the major reasons of using GPT partitions in EFI based systems. So when you ...
First, quit trying to roll your own backup solution. Use Real Backup Software to do your backups. Real Backup Software is extensively tested and has been beaten on by enterprise sysadmins for years. You can be confident that when you use it you will be able to restore what you've backed up. As to the mounted filesystem / active files problem - any ...
I highly recommend MHDDFS. MHDDFS is a FUSE file system that allows you to combine multiple drives (or partitions) into a single mount point. The idea is that you mount all of your partitions, then tell MHDDFS which partitions you want to include for a particular mount point. MHDDFS will fill the first drive until it is full, then move on to the next, making ...
Yes you can format a whole block device and need not create a partition first. On SAN LUNs and multi-boot systems I would recommend creating partitions though and setting the correct filesystem id, as you run the risk that other operating systems and/or operators could interpret a unpartitioned disk as free and unused.
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