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cannot shrink disk in windows

I created a iscsi volume and mapped it to a windows 7 vm. then i used the software initiator to connect to hte volume and can see it, have a drive letter and can write to it.

then i extended the lun in netapp and then rescanned the disk in wondows and i was able to extend it.

but when i shrink it back down, i could not shrink it back in windows

gives this error

DiskPart has encountered an error: The service cannot be started, either because

it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

See the System Event Log for more information.

any idea?


cannot shrink disk in windows

If you use SnapDrive 6.3 to manage the disk, it should also work with shrinking it. At least on Win2K8 R2...


cannot shrink disk in windows

i was not able to resize in inside snapdrive. then i resized it on the netapp and then used snapdrive to reconnect. but got this error

cannot shrink disk in windows

ok i closed out of snapdrive and reopened. then i was able to see the drive but lost the drive letter. I assigned a drive letter but now aftter the resize, it lost all files and its asking for reformat

cannot shrink disk in windows

The following kb article should be able to help you if not and you have a flexclone license you could flexclone the snapshot prior to the resize to recover from this...