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11 years ago

PartInfo reports "WARNING: Partition above extends beyond the end of disk.". How to fix?

I used SSR2013 to move a disk image of SBS2003 to new hardware. However, I made a mistake creating the raid partition. The virtual drive is 3.6 TB, too big for Windows Server. However, I set the size of drive C: to 1.8 TB when restoring. So drive C: appears to be 1.8 TB and everything works except SSR2013 which reports out of memory and will not backup drive C:. The problem seems to be reported in PartInfo text file as "WARNING: Partition above extends beyond the end of disk".

Can I do anything to fix the partition table? Because of the error, I cannot image the server and so I can't recreate the partition.

 
 
 
=========================================================================================================================
Disk Geometry Information for Disk 0         Sector Count: 3,513,622,528   (486,062 Cylinders, 255 Heads, 63 Sectors/Track)
Signature: 97F797F7
Detected Sector Size:   512
Detected Alignment:     1 MB
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System               Part Table LBA   # Boot     BCyl Head Sect FS      ECyl Head Sect       StartSect         NumSects
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C:\
   On Disk Values:                0   0  80         0   32  33  07      1023  254  63            2,048    3,712,587,776
   Calculated:                                      0   32  33        231098    7  13  
 
WARNING: Partition above extends beyond the end of disk.
 
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Partition Information for Disk   0:               1.64 TB
Volume Path            PartitionType  Status         Size      Part Table Lba   #     Start Sector    Total Sectors
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                       Unallocated    Pri               1 MB             None  --                0            2,048
C:\                    NTFS           Pri,Boot       1.73 TB                0   0            2,048    3,712,587,776
 

 

 

 

  • OK, I have fixed the problem. SRD boot disk will indeed backup the server image even if the partition size is too big. I then sucessfully recovered it to a <2TB virtual drive. Partinfo.exe and backups in general are all now very happy. Thank you for your assistance.

    Because I restored to new hardware, I could then try gparted on the original server. I could change the size of the disk by reducing it 1 gb. It didn't wipe the disk, but this did not fix the problems. I'm not sure that repeating this a few times would have done any good.

    Anyways, I have used SSR in dire emegencies or hardware upgrades and it does work for me.

    Regards,

     

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