Repartitioning Hard Drive on Server
I am running Windows Server 2003 withRaid5originally partioned into C and D drives. OS is on the c drive with only 10GB of space. I ran out of space in C drive (still critical after cleaning)and still have a lot of space on the D drive. What are my options in allocating more space to the C drive? Thank You !
March 20th, 2008 7:53pm
Hi, This forum is for SCE 2007 related issues. For problems with Windows server 2003, please check the resources available at: RAID discussion in Windows server 2003 newsgroup http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?query=RAID&dg=&cat=en_US_d02fc761-3f6b-402c-82f6-ba1a8875c1a7&lang=en&cr=&pt=&catlist=&dglist=&ptlist=&exp=&sloc=en-us The newsgroups should be particularly helpful to you. Here I also found some related articles for your reference: RAID deployment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID http://www.acnc.com/04_01_05.html Thanks and Regards.
March 24th, 2008 7:23am
very easy to solve this problem. It is the same to resize RAID virutal partition with physical disk partition, you just need to shrink a data (virtual) partition, after that extend the system partition with the unallocated space. More resources for you: How to resize RAID 5 partition How to repartition Server 2003 how to extend c drive on server 2003 How to resize partition for server 2003
August 26th, 2009 5:23pm
In this situation, windows built-in Low Disk space warning will pops out randomly if the space is not been extended. Windows server 2003 has a built-in disk management tool which allows you to extend partition or shrink partition to have a larger or smaller partition but it is not available for the system partition. By the way, some third party server partition tool will help you a lot in extend server system partition and here is a detailed one: http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/extend-system-partition.htm
September 16th, 2009 10:59am
Remember to backup system and files before any operations to the server. Don't break the RAID array when resizing the partition, just work as on physical disk partition, I suggest you check under disk management and make sure the configration of your RAID array. see this guide to resize RAID 5 partition
November 18th, 2009 11:14am
There are some guides, hope they will help other people who have the same problem. How to solve c drive running out of space problem? How to resize partition on RAID 5 ? How to extend c drive on Server ?
April 13th, 2010 4:25pm
You can use Partition Assistant to repartition on Server 2003. Refer to more information here: http://www.extend-partition.com/partition-manager-server-edition.html
May 3rd, 2010 10:37am
As applications continue to be installed into the Windows system, suddenly one day find the system partition do not have enough free disk space. I found an example: how to extend system partition in Windows.
May 27th, 2010 5:57pm
You just need to shrink partition D and extend the C drive with the unallocated space. With partition software, just drag and move in the disk map, very easy. There are many Windows Server repartition software, such as Acronis disk director, paragon partition manager, partition wizard, easeus partition master, partition assistant, etc. For features comparison, see http://www.partition-magic-server.com/compare-edition.html As you are running Windows Server, I recommend using partition magic server, the unique features, hot resize and enhanced data protection is helpful. For detailed steps to repartition Windows server 2003
December 5th, 2010 6:34pm
Hi, alvaro57 As this thread quiet for a while. I wonder if you have solved your problem. Assuming you have fixed, in case of who have the same problem. I think there is a better solution with step by step tutorial. I hope it will be helpful. Add more space to system partition C drive: http://www.extend-partition.com/partition-windows-server/add-more-space-to-system-partition-server.html
March 18th, 2011 8:56am
Hi everyone, Although this question has been marked "Answers", I think there is a better solution to repartition hard drive on Server. You can repartition Server 2003 hard rive with some reliable Partition Magic Server software which enables you to keep all data intact. What's more, there is a detailed tutorial on how to repartition Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 hard drive: http://www.partition-magic.org/server/repartition-windows-sbs-hard-drive.html Wish it helpful.
April 1st, 2011 2:41pm