8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2011 5:09 PM by DSTAVERT

    extpart.exe not 64bit compatible (shoulda known that) - any free alternatives?

    dcbundy Novice

       

      I found out the hard way today that extpart.exe (from Dell)  was not 64 bit compatible.  It should have been obvious, but it didn't occur to me. 

       

       

       

       

       

      Since I was working on a pre-production server (i was expanding the OS from 15gb, which is what our template is, to 45gb) I was able to bounce it and just use VMWare Converter instead.     Not a problem.    But when this happens during a production workday, it's not that easy to  bring a server down for 15 minutes. 

       

       

       

       

       

      Does anyone know of a cheap (ideally free) alternative to something that can expand / upsize a partition on the fly?     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Thanks,

       

       

       

       

       

      Chrys Bundy

       

       

      Sr. Network Specialist

       

       

      National Geographic Society

       

       

      Washington, DC 20036

       

       

      cbundy@ngs.org