7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2012 6:35 AM by pradip010189 RSS

    Create Disks for ASM

    pradip010189
      Hello Friends,

      I want to create disks for ASM installation.
      I have query my disk using diskpart utility on my window server.


      DISKPART> list disk

      Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
      -------- ---------- ------- ------- --- ---
      * Disk 0 Online 68 GB 0 B

      It displays 0B free on disk.

      DISKPART> list partition

      Partition ### Type Size Offset
      ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
      Partition 1 Primary 27 GB 32 KB
      Partition 2 Primary 41 GB 27 GB

      In Partition 1 15GB free space and In partition 2 30GB free space available.

      DISKPART> list volume

      Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
      ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
      Volume 0 E DVD-ROM 0 B Healthy
      Volume 1 C NTFS Partition 27 GB Healthy System
      Volume 2 D NTFS Partition 41 GB Healthy


      I want to create new partition on disk. so how can i do this.??
      Thanks in advance.

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      Pradip Patel
        • 1. Re: Create Disks for ASM
          Balazs Papp
          DISKPART> help select
          DISKPART> help shrink
          DISKPART> help create
          alternatively, you can use the GUI (Disk Management)
          • 2. Re: Create Disks for ASM
            pradip010189
            Hello balazs,

            Shrink is not command in diskpart utility.

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            Pradip Patel
            • 3. Re: Create Disks for ASM
              Balazs Papp
              what version of windows do you use?
              C:\windows\system32>systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"
              OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
              OS Version:                6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
              
              C:\windows\system32>diskpart
              
              Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
              Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
              On computer: BALAGE-G560
              
              DISKPART> help shrink
              
                  Reduces the size of the volume with focus by the specified amount. Makes
                  free disk space available from unused space at the end of the volume.
              
              Syntax:  SHRINK [DESIRED=<N>] [MINIMUM=<N>] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
                      SHRINK QUERYMAX [NOERR]
              
                  DESIRED=<N> Specifies the desired amount of space in megabytes (MB) to
                              reduce the size of the volume by. If a desired amount is not
                              specified, the volume will be reduced by the maximum amount of
                              free space available on the volume.
              
                  MINIMUM=<N> Specifies the minimum amount of space in MB to reduce the size
                              of the volume by.
              
                  QUERYMAX    Returns the maximum number of bytes that the volume can be
                              reduced by (the free space available on the volume). This
                              value may change if applications are currently accessing the
                              volume.
              
                  NOWAIT      Forces the command to return immediately while the shrink
                              process is still in progress.
              
                  NOERR       For scripting only. When an error is encountered, DiskPart
                              continues to process commands as if the error did not occur.
                              Without the NOERR parameter, an error causes DiskPart to exit
                              with an error code.
              
                  If a MINIMUM amount is not specified, the volume will be reduced by either
                  the DESIRED amount (if specified), or by the maximum amount of free space
                  available on the volume. If a MINIMUM amount is specified but not enough
                  free space is available, the command will fail.
              
                  This command works on basic volumes, and on simple or spanned dynamic
                  volumes. You can reduce the size of a volume only if it is formatted using
                  the NTFS file system or if it does not have a file system.
              
                  A volume must be selected for this operation to succeed.
              
                  This command does not operate on OEM, ESP or recovery partitions.
              
              Examples:
              
                  SHRINK DESIRED=500 MINIMUM=250
                  SHRINK QUERYMAX
              
              DISKPART>
              • 4. Re: Create Disks for ASM
                pradip010189
                My windows diskpart version is 5.2.3790.3959
                check supportedd command for this below.


                DISKPART> help

                Microsoft DiskPart version 5.2.3790.3959

                ADD - Add a mirror to a simple volume.
                ACTIVE - Marks the current basic partition as active.
                ASSIGN - Assign a drive letter or mount point to the selected volume.
                AUTOMOUNT - Enables and disables automatic mounting of basic volumes.
                BREAK - Break a mirror set.
                CLEAN - Clear the configuration information, or all information, off the disk.
                CONVERT - Converts between different disk formats.
                CREATE - Create a volume or partition.
                DELETE - Delete an object.
                DETAIL - Provide details about an object.
                ATTRIBUTES - Manipulate volume attributes.
                EXIT - Exit DiskPart
                EXTEND - Extend a volume.
                GPT - Assigns attributes to the selected GPT partition.
                HELP - Prints a list of commands.
                IMPORT - Imports a disk group.
                INACTIVE - Marks the current basic partition as inactive.
                LIST - Prints out a list of objects.
                ONLINE - Online a disk that is currently marked as offline.
                REM - Does nothing. Used to comment scripts.
                REMOVE - Remove a drive letter or mount point assignment.
                REPAIR - Repairs a RAID-5 volume with a failed member.
                RESCAN - Rescan the computer looking for disks and volumes.
                RETAIN - Place a retained partition under a simple volume.
                SELECT - Move the focus to an object.
                • 5. Re: Create Disks for ASM
                  pradip010189
                  and platform is:

                  F:\>systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"
                  OS Name: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 Standard x64 Edit ion
                  OS Version: 5.2.3790 Service Pack 2 Build 3790

                  Tell me is it possible to shrink on this platform !?
                  is there any other way to create partition on my disk !?

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                  Pradip Patel
                  • 6. Re: Create Disks for ASM
                    Balazs Papp
                    older versions of diskpart (such as in Windows XP, Windows Server 2003) doesnt support the SHRINK operation
                    you can try some other 3rd party tools for this
                    • 7. Re: Create Disks for ASM
                      pradip010189
                      I got one link from web.

                      http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/shrink-windows-server-2003-partition.htm

                      using this tool we can shrink disk or disk partition.

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                      Pradip Patel