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Extending partition size in W2000 Server

By kpfair ·
we have added 3 new HD's to our Dell Power Edge 2600 running W2000 Server SP4, for a total of 6 @36Gb each, with current PERC4/dI RAID partitioned on the three pre-existing drives as as "C:" & "D:" . The new drives are powered up and online but I don't know how to extend either partition to use the new space available. I tried Dell's suggestion of using partdisk.exe, downloaded from MS web site, but it won't run from command line; just flashes and goes away.
Help is needed and appreciated here.

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by lowlands In reply to Extending partition size ...

try using this tool. But i would recommend not trying to extend your c drive. Also move your page file away from d: if it is running there

http://www.ranish.com/part/

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Partition magic server works well on all hardware RAID

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Partition magic server is good choice to resize server partitions on raid, easy, safe and cheap in my opinion. see this guide http://www.hdd-tool.com/partition-magic/resize-windows-server-with-partition-magic-software.htm

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Extending partition size ...

Try Paragon Partition Manager which will work on Servers and Dynamic disks:
http://www.partitionmanager.com/

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by DWRandolph In reply to Extending partition size ...

Not familiar with PERC, but have done it on a Compaq Proliant using the integrated Smart Array controller. Started with 2 disks Raid0 as C:, 3 Raid5 as E:. Added a disk to the chassis, told the controller to add it to the Raid5 "volume", waited for the controller to finish rebuilding all the stripes. Windows Disk Manager then saw the "physical disk" reported by the controller as larger with the original sized E: partition. Ran DISKPART to extend E: to the rest of the "physical disk".

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see this

by power zhu In reply to Extending partition size ...

From the description, the partition layout is like below:
C D Unallocated
In this situation, you can only extend partition D by diskpart, to extend C, you need a tool to move D rightward, then you can expand C. So you need third party SW and there are many such as easeus, acronis, paragon, etc.
You may also check this article http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/repartition-server.htm

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