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Altiris 6.9 migration

Created: 08 Mar 2010 • Updated: 09 Sep 2010 | 6 comments
nnn's picture


we installed altiris on one of our server, and now we see C disk is running out of disk space. We would like to migrate altiris to another disk (E) with more disk space. What is the easiest and the best way to do it ? 


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mclemson's picture

Is SQL on-box or off-box?  If SQL is on-box, consider moving it off-box.  That would probably resolve your disk space issues, since I'm not sure what else would be filling up the disk aside from SQL-related items.

Is that an option for you?

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner

bhawver's picture

If you have multiple drives, you may consider moving your paging file to a drive other than your boot drive.  You will not only gain disk space, but performance as well. 

Brian Hawver
Systems Engineer
Yaskawa America, Inc.

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nnn's picture

thanks, guys,

our mssql is on different mashine.
Images (*.img) consumes all this disk space, I do not know why they are not stored on the remote sql server as altiris was configured with mssql


Palvaran's picture

You can always create another LUN or mapped network drive on your server and then just tell bootworks in the Bootdisk Creator to point to it.  You can have more then just F drive mapped...

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Rich Dowling's picture

What about mounting a new disk/partition as the Altiris folder rather than a drive letter?


  • Mount your new drive as E:
  • Stop all altiris services
  • Move all the contents of C:\program files\altiris\express to E:\
  • Remount E:\ as C:\program files\altiris\express
  • Start all altiris services

Saves you having to mess around with changing paths everywhere.

nnn's picture

thank you, guys, I will try your solutions