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Partition Drive Space

By Stager ·
We are currently running windows 2003 server. We are running out of space on the C drive on it. Will it cause a problem with the server to move to uninstall files from the windows updates to help free some space. If you have any ideas about repartioning the system drive, let me know. It is currently set up with a C (4 gigs) and E drive (120 gig). Is there anyway to repartion them without loosing the data stored on them?

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by drsysadmin In reply to

Hmmm... I know partition magic will not work on a raid array, but is this server set up with raid? Don't know. Either way, 3rd party app is the way you will have to go.
Dr. Sys

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by brian In reply to Partition Drive Space

Being a server partition magic will not do it-
You need a partition utility that works with 2kServer. I use either Volume Manger or
Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0

I recently purchased and began using the Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0

It is fairly inexpensive and works just as well as the Powerquest products.

You can pay online and download immediately- 10 minutes later you are setup good to go- faster than a trip to the store and back.

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by rajk In reply to Partition Drive Space

I have heard that the acronis software is much cheaper and it works, I have same situation on one of my servers as well.

Do you know if the Acronis Diskeeper will work on Hardware RAID ?


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by Stager In reply to Partition Drive Space

Wondering the same thing as Question #6 and about Dynamic Disk (will it see the dynamic disks not just the physical disk.)

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by murphyma In reply to Partition Drive Space

Try this:

Use norton ghost to back up you os (c drive), and data (e drive) to say a usb hdd drive.
Confirm you can restore from this hdd!
reformat the server drive using for example a partial reinstall of os or simply purchace a new bigger drive.
restore the ghost image to the clean/new hdd, SPECIFYING what the new size should be.
repartion the rest of the hdd and reinstall the data.

run norton ghost every month to the usb drive!!! when (not if!) the hdd dies you can simply copy the hdd back to a new drive.

If the drive is dead try using file scavanger to pickle anything you can off it.

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