Posts Tagged ‘partition’

Today I had to extend the partition of a Windows 2003 Server.

In the past I did this several times with diskpart:

diskpart.exe -> list volumes
select volume [number of the partition to extend]
extend volume size=[SIZE TO EXTEND in MB]

After doing this, diskpart and the Windows Disk Management show the extended size but Windows Explorer didn’t so. A colleague pointed a KB article to me which described this behaviour.

You have type in another diskpart command (brought with SP2 – otherwise there is a hotfix):

select volume [number of the partition to extend]
extend filesystem

Now the whole space could be seen in the Explorer, too.

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For some reasons it is necessarry to enable circular logging on your Exchange databases.
This reasons could be moving many or large mailboxes or perhaps a broken backup which causes the logfile partition to be stuffed with logfiles.

However, you can enable circular logging via Exchange Management Console (EMC) or via PowerShell. With PowerShell you can set it for all databases at once.

Get-Mailboxdatabase | Set-MailboxDatabase -CircularloggingEnabled:$true

I would strongly suggest enabling circular logging should be the last option. After you solve your issue you should immidiately disable circular logging.

Get-Mailboxdatabase | Set-MailboxDatabase -CircularloggingEnabled:$false