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Resize OS Partition

By Joe ·
Doing some work for a company who bought a server from Dell loaded with SBS 2003. Dell configured the system partition to 20gb and the data partition to 90gb. Problem is the system partition keeps getting low disk space warnings. Is there a way to resize the partitions to say 40 and 70? **Side note they also are using Raid 1 software replication through windows with dynamic disks. I've heard to many horror stories to trust partition magic.

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This will do what you need.. And it is for servers..

http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/diskdirector/

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Trial Limitation

by Joe In reply to This will do what you nee ...

Is there any limitations to the trial version that you know of?

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I do not know, i just know that it is a very good at what it does.

I just have Acronis True Image 11 Home edition. And to me this does what it says on the box. If you need more info on this software go into the support section and just ask.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Dynamic

by Joe In reply to I do not know, i just kno ...

Will acronis work with dynamic discs? And I'm assuming I'd have to break the software mirroring before doing any disk partition work correct?

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This is easy to be solved by partition magic server

by spotcat In reply to Trial Limitation

there is detailed instruction about how to solve server low disk space problem http://www.hdd-tool.com/partition-magic/resize-windows-server-with-partition-magic-software.htm

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Zombie alert

by PurpleSkys In reply to This is easy to be solved ...

please, let it die already...it's over a year old

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dynamic

by Joe In reply to This will do what you nee ...

Will acronis work with dynamic discs? And I'm assuming I'd have to break the software mirroring befor doing any disk partition work correct?

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Resize SBS system partition without reboot - detailed Tutorial

by Saraline In reply to dynamic

"Low disk space" warning will pop out when the system is out of space. To solve this problem, you may follow this detailed guide:

http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/extend-sbs-2003-server.htm


the system on the dynamic disk can not be extended. Any third party software cannot extend the dynamic disk at the meantime, including acronis, you may find it claims Acronis does not support dynamic disk on its website.

There is a safe way to resize the OS on dynamic disk indirectly : http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/resize-dynamic-disk.htm

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You may also want

by IC-IT In reply to Resize OS Partition

to check what is being stored on the system partition and redirect some of the programs/storage to another partition. A server shouldn't really need a large system drive.

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stored

by Joe In reply to You may also want

What I saw is the obvious windows logs. Exchange is set to store on the system partition even though they still POP all their mail at the desktop level from their ISP. The server does not handle mail. User document redirect is set to use the data partition. Is there anything else i could check. I think WSUS stores to the system partition as well.

Any ideas would be great, thanks a million.

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