gParted safe for shrinking NTFS (Win8)?

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gatorback
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gParted safe for shrinking NTFS (Win8)?

Postby gatorback » 19 Jan 2016, 21:01

Bonjour! I have questions and concerns regarding gParted on SysrecueCD 4.7.0

Device: Win8 Pavillion 23-h024
Goal: Migrate current 1TB disk (64GB used) to a 160GB SSD with clonezilla.
Strategy:
•Create HP external recovery media.
•Shrink the 900GB partition with OS to 90GB.
•Migrate partition 90GB partition to 160GB drive via Clonezilla.
Issue: 900GB parition was shrunk to 474GB and rebooted. Attempts to shrinks 474GB => 90GB are not accepted by the tool.

Questions:
•Will there be data-loss if gParted shrinks 474GB => 90GB?
•What can be done to prevent gparted data-loss?

If you have successfully shrunk an NTFS volume with gParted without data loss, please state this in your reply.

Thank you

gernot
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Re: gParted safe for shrinking NTFS (Win8)?

Postby gernot » 20 Jan 2016, 05:38

gatorback wrote:Issue: 900GB parition was shrunk to 474GB and rebooted. Attempts to shrinks 474GB => 90GB are not accepted by the tool.

Is the partition working and was clean shut down? Get you a error message ?

Reports Windoes or gparted the 64 GB data size. Windows don't show the real used space.

You could try to migrate with fsarchiver without shrinking the source partition. Use the windows CD to restore bootrecords.

I shrink many XP and Win7 partitions with gparted (most with sysresccd 3.4.2 and 4.2)

Gernot

gatorback
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Re: gParted safe for shrinking NTFS (Win8)?

Postby gatorback » 22 Jan 2016, 19:59

Greetings Gernot. Good to hear from you

The partition is working and there are no error messages. Win8 would not let me shrink small enough. Thank you for the good suggestions.

I decided that it was easier to reinstall the OS from recovery media. Keep up the excellent work with SysrecueCD.


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