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How do I move NW6.0-SP5-NSS-Volume SYS to a new disk ...

.... while reducing the size from 32GB to around 15GB?

Background: The server has the pool SYS containing volume
SYS (besides other pools and volumes) placed on one disk.
Due to a disk-hardware-problem the disk containing SYS (pool
and volume) has to be replaced. While so far SYS (pool and
volume) had 32GB (which are not needed) the size shall be
reduced on the new disk.

I first thought of mirroring, but that will not let me
reduce the size. Second idea was the VCU with TID 10088251,
but that still looks a bit frightening to me (I have done
this on a test-server some years ago and that was quite a
hard thing). Are there any other cool ideas on how to rescue
the server?

Sincerely

Karl
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Re: How do I move NW6.0-SP5-NSS-Volume SYS to a new disk ...

Karl, take a look at Portlock Storage Manager www.portlock.com. I used
this a lot when imaging/resizing Novell Volumes. I've used the software
for over 6 years and never had a problem.

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Antw: Re: How do I move NW6.0-SP5-NSS-Volume SYS to a new disk ...

I have look at it some time ago and for what I have to do on
the next weekend this seems a bit overpriced.

Any other idea?

Sincerely

Karl

>>> Netadmin<gb12@sbcglobal.net> 07.08.2007 19:37 >>>

>Karl, take a look at Portlock Storage Manager
>www.portlock.com. I used
>this a lot when imaging/resizing Novell Volumes. I've

used
>the software
>for over 6 years and never had a problem.

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Re: How do I move NW6.0-SP5-NSS-Volume SYS to a new disk ...

You could try this method.

Replacing the hard drive in a server
http://www.users.on.net/~njpayne/newdisk.htm
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Re: Antw: Re: How do I move NW6.0-SP5-NSS-Volume SYS to a new disk ...

On Tue, 07 Aug 2007 18:42:56 GMT, karl@kunze-stade.de wrote:

Elcheapo way:

Just make sure your new disk is bootable as for a drdos partition.
Add it to the server as a new disk.
start de server and create a partition, pool and new volume, let's say
call them sys2, with nssmu.

then take cpqfm.nlm or cc.nlm and copy the dos c partition over to the
new disk's dos partition. Stop ds, btrieve and nlslsp and copy all the
files from sys to sys2 with or cpqfm.nlm or cc.nlm

Remove the old disk, and make sure the new disk will the the first
disk which the system will be booting from (on scsi make the scsi id
0, on sata or ide, make the disc the first bootdisk in the bios).

If u then start the server, it will start normal again.

> I have look at it some time ago and for what I have to do on
> the next weekend this seems a bit overpriced.
>
> Any other idea?
>
> Sincerely
>
> Karl
>
> >>> Netadmin<gb12@sbcglobal.net> 07.08.2007 19:37 >>>

> >Karl, take a look at Portlock Storage Manager
> >www.portlock.com. I used
> >this a lot when imaging/resizing Novell Volumes. I've

> used
> >the software
> >for over 6 years and never had a problem.


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Re: How do I move NW6.0-SP5-NSS-Volume SYS to a new disk ...

Netadmin wrote:

>Karl, take a look at Portlock Storage Manager


I thought it could not make NSS pools smaller.

--
Marcel Cox
http://support.novell.com/forums
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Re: How do I move NW6.0-SP5-NSS-Volume SYS to a new disk ...

Hi,

karl@kunze-stade.de wrote:
>
> I first thought of mirroring, but that will not let me
> reduce the size. Second idea was the VCU with TID 10088251,
> but that still looks a bit frightening to me


There is absolutely nothing scary, dangerous or complicated about VCU.
It's definitely your tool of choice.

CU,
--
Massimo Rosen
Novell Product Support Forum Sysop
No emails please!
http://www.cfc-it.de
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