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win_partition – Creates, changes and removes partitions on Windows Server

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • The win_partition module can create, modify or delete a partition on a disk

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
active
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies if the partition is active and can be used to start the system. This property is only valid when the disk's partition style is MBR.
disk_number
integer
Disk number is mandatory for creating new partitions.
A combination of disk_number and partition_number can be used to specify the partition instead of drive_letter if required.
drive_letter
string
Used for accessing partitions if disk_number and partition_number are not provided.
Use auto for automatically assigning a drive letter, or a letter A-Z for manually assigning a drive letter to a new partition. If not specified, no drive letter is assigned when creating a new partition.
gpt_type
string
    Choices:
  • system_partition
  • microsoft_reserved
  • basic_data
  • microsoft_recovery
Specify the partition's GPT type if the disk's partition style is GPT.
This only applies to new partitions.
This does not relate to the partitions file system formatting.
hidden
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Hides the target partition, making it undetectable by the mount manager.
mbr_type
string
    Choices:
  • fat12
  • fat16
  • extended
  • huge
  • ifs
  • fat32
Specify the partition's MBR type if the disk's partition style is MBR.
This only applies to new partitions.
This does not relate to the partitions file system formatting.
offline
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Sets the partition offline.
Adding a mount point (such as a drive letter) will cause the partition to go online again.
partition_number
integer
Used in conjunction with disk_number to uniquely identify a partition.
partition_size
string
Specify size of the partition in B, KB, KiB, MB, MiB, GB, GiB, TB or TiB. Use -1 to specify maximum supported size.
Partition size is mandatory for creating a new partition but not for updating or deleting a partition.
The decimal SI prefixes kilo, mega, giga, tera, etc., are powers of 10^3 = 1000. The binary prefixes kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi, etc. respectively refer to the corresponding power of 2^10 = 1024. Thus, a gigabyte (GB) is 1000000000 (1000^3) bytes while 1 gibibyte (GiB) is 1073741824 (1024^3) bytes.
read_only
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Make the partition read only, restricting changes from being made to the partition.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Used to specify the state of the partition. Use absent to specify if a partition should be removed and present to specify if the partition should be created or updated.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create a partition with drive letter D and size 5 GiB
  win_partition:
    drive_letter: D
    partition_size: 5 GiB
    disk_number: 1

- name: Resize previously created partition to it's maximum size and change it's drive letter to E
  win_partition:
    drive_letter: E
    partition_size: -1
    partition_number: 1
    disk_number: 1

- name: Delete partition
  win_partition:
    disk_number: 1
    partition_number: 1
    state: absent

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