================================================================== Dell ExtPart - Utility to Extend Basic Disks ================================================================== -------Contents -------I. II. III. IV. V. VI.

Features of ExtPart Requirements/Limitations Before you begin Installation Instructions Extending basic disks using extpart Usage

---------------------------------------------I. FEATURES OF EXTPART ---------------------------------------------The ExtPart utility provides support for online volume expansion of NTFS formatt ed basic disks in stand-alone or Dell cluster configurations with Dell OpenManag e Array Manager installed. ---------------------------------------------II. REQUIREMENTS/LIMITATIONS ---------------------------------------------Dell PowerVault/PowerEdge stand-alone or Cluster SE400, FE300 or FE400 configura tion. Disk Type: Basic Disk Formatted: NTFS Minimum expansion: 8MB PowerVault Systems: 750, 755, 770, 775 ---------------------------------------------III. BEFORE YOU BEGIN ---------------------------------------------Before installing ExtPart and extending a volume, ensure that you have a working backup of your operating system. This will allow you to quickly restore the pre vious operating system configuration in the event that you need to troubleshoot your system. See your System Administrator's Guide for more information on creat ing a system state backup. ---------------------------------------------IV. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ---------------------------------------------*NOTE: To perform the procedures in this section on a Dell PowerVault NAS standalone or cluster system, you must use the Terminal Services Advanced Client or a ttach a keyboard, mouse and monitor to the system. To install the utility, perform the following steps: 1) Download the self-extracting executable ExtPart.exe from support.dell.com. 2) Run the self-extracting executable to extract the utility (extpart.exe) to th e hard disk of your system. The default extract location is c:\dell\ExtPart. ---------------------------------------------V. EXTENDING A BASIC DISK USING EXTPART ----------------------------------------------

(c) 2003 Dell Inc. USAGE ---------------------------------------------extpart [volume size] volume .the volume to extend.1) From the Start Menu select Run. 2003 . PowerEdge and PowerVault are trademarks of Dell. Example: To extend the g: volume by 1 GB (1024 MB) use the following command: extpart g: 1024 -----------------------------------------------------------------Information in this document is subject to change without notice. ---------------------------------------------VI. etc (only basic volumes) size . g:. 2) Type 'cmd' and click OK to run the command line utility.exe was extracted.g. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. f:. e.the size in megabytes by which to extend the volume. June. All rights reserved. Dell Inc. the DELL logo. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this documen t to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products . Trademarks used in this text: Dell. 3) Change directories to c:\dell\ExtPart or the location the utility extpart.

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