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Partition Magic alternative ?

By 41991437 ·
I just looking for software like partition magic to resize Windows 2003 Server. ANd i found this:

Partition Magic Server alternative - EASEUS Partition Manager Server Edition V2.0.

How about it?

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Partition Magic alternati ...

users think about sofware before I make a purchase. Apart from reading the documentation that I can find I visit the support forums to check out what problems there may be with the product. I personally haven't used it but there is also Paragon and I haven't used that either as a matter of fact. Some of the other peers may be able to tell you which is better. But I would be checking the forums. Also check to see what they provide in the way of support.

Rob

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thanks you Jacky

by 41991437 In reply to I like to find out what

Thanks for your reply Jacky. I will go and check it. By the way,I have heard of that the paragon's after-sale service is a little bad while the Easeus's is timely and free. Anyone who know how about the support of paragon?

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Check out GParted

by petelopez In reply to Partition Magic alternati ...

It's free. They have a bootable download that you can use to edit Windows partitions. You might have to fix the master boot record but it works and it's free.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net

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can it be used on windows server

by 41991437 In reply to Check out GParted

thanks for your reply but I want to confirm does it can run on windows server system which is not stated.

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by dldorrance In reply to Check out GParted

Gparted can be booted from a CD, as it contains its own OS, which is Linux and it runs in RAM and is not installed on your HDD. As such Gparted looks at disk partitions and does not care what OS or what data is in those partitions. So, yes, it will work with Windows Server.

Since one of your concerns is safety, cloning your existing HDD prior to attempting to alter the architecture of that drive is a wise precaution; it is very easy to destroy your data if you make the wrong choice with any disk partitioning software. Alternatively consider having someone with experience with partitioning software guide you through the process.

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Ghost

by sidekick In reply to Partition Magic alternati ...

Ghost won't change the partition, but you can create a Ghost image of each partition, recreate the partitions, and restore the images. A more round about way of doing it, yes, but it worked for me when I got 2 new servers with 12 GB OS partitions. I did it this way because I happen to already have Ghost.

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Any data loss?

by 41991437 In reply to Ghost

Hi sidekick,

It sounds too difficult I am just a common user. besides that,I just want to know is it safe?

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It went well

by sidekick In reply to Any data loss?

They were both brand new servers that only went through an initial config, so I had nothing to lose, which is why I gave it a try before rebuilding from scratch, but the systems restored just as they were before, except of course for the partition sizes.

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Partition Magic Cannot Work on Windows Server

by Jeffrey zachary In reply to Partition Magic alternati ...

As we know Symantec has discontinued Norton Partition Magic 8.0. What???s worse, Partition Magic is only compatible with Windows 98/NT/2000/XP.

Reliable Partition Magic Alternative for Windows Server 2003 Operating System

http://www.partition-magic.org/windows-server-2003/partition-magic-windows-2003-server.html

Two Ways to Resize a Windows Server 2003 Partition without Reinstallation

http://www.partition-magic.org/windows-server-2003/resize-partition-windows-server-2003.html

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