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So we had a number of servers we are converting and during the conversion of one of them, we ran into a problem where Disk2VHD took 3 disks as 3 separate disks as opposed to 3 partitions on one disk.

Led to an interesting boot up sequence.

So we deleted the other partitions and well it looks a mess.
Quickest solution was to re-do the job.

I've used GParted to fix similar issues, but its been 60/40 successful.

Is there an easy way to fix this, other than a new conversion job?
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I don't have an answer but I have a question.  Even though the boxes on the left appear to indicate that there are 3 different physical drives, doesn't the fact that Take 5 x: is marked logical contradict the idea that there are 3 physical drives?
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The server had 1 Raid 5 with one logical disk. Why the Take 5 partition is an extended partition, no idea at all. We were using scripts to get the disks and sizes and then put the letters into a Disk2vhd script. When we booted the server, took over an hour we had the partitions and RAW formats for the disks. And all drive letters were bumped along.

Edited to make sense of auto correct.

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The server had 1 Raid 5 with one logical disk.
Why the Take 5 patio is as confirmed, no idea at all.


Could it be that those two things are what stopped you from receiving more responses?  You didn't mention RAID 5 & the fact that Take 5 was read properly must have been a little confusing. It certainly looked strange to me.  Does gparted give the same result as diskmgmt.msc or doesn't it matter?
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This is totally normal for disk2vhd - it's happened on most multi-disk servers we've used it on.

No big deal really but if it bothers you, there's always the robocopy to a new vhdx route! [biggrin]
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Went with the disk layout.
Just seemed easier.
Figured out how to remove them. But the amount of work is too much for the end value.

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Ancient History - The brains of networking is routing, how to connect. The heart of all computing including networking is 'Server', no matter what you call it. And no one alive and working knows all of its kinks, twists, and quirks.

That said the following are the truths we live with:

No hard drive can have more than FOUR (4) primary partitions, and Microsoft only lets you create THREE (3)!
In the MS world the fourth partition WILL be an 'Extended' partition, ANY defined drives are logical.

AND Microsoft applies further constraints on removable drives.
a single partition, no matter what size (2.2 GB in FAT32) is a 'Floppy' disk.
Multiple partitions no matter how small (two clusters) is a 'Hard' disk, and requires 'Dismount' to be removed.

Thoughts from the Ghost of Christmas Past.

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