Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Is there a way to increase partition size without re-installing the OS?

  1. #1
    E. Kwong Guest

    Is there a way to increase partition size without re-installing the OS?

    We have a Win 2003 server whose drive C we now deem too small. Is there a
    way to increase the C partition without re-installing the operating system?

  2. #2
    Dave Guest
    for other os's there are tools like PowerQuest's PartitionMagic, i don't
    know off hand if they have one for server 2k3 or not though, but its worth a
    check. it may also be possible to do a backup from the small disk and
    restore onto a bigger disk, not all tools will handle that but I have done
    it on xp and 2kpro with PowerQuest's DriveImage software.

    some other quick options are to move things like swap files off to another
    disk. and check for backups of service pack installations, temp files,
    event and log files, and all that other stuff that can eat up disk space day
    by day... lots of that can be removed or moved to other disks.

    I understand that Partition Magic can do this

  3. #3
    Dave Patrick Guest
    No, not on a server OS.

    You can use a third party tool such as these.
    http://www.paragon-gmbh.com/
    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/pr.../diskdirector/

    Shouldn't be a problem but try asking them here.
    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/co...s/request/?t=2
    I've used paragon on Windows XP with hardware raid1

  4. #4
    ajsmith9870 Guest

    Re: Is there a way to increase partition size without re-installing the OS?

    Does anyone know if these tools work for hardware RAID arrays?

  5. #5
    Bill Frisbee Guest
    Yep, the Acronis project works very well with my HP servers (a mix of 5i and
    6i controllers). All my OS disks are RAID 1+0 (well HP's version of it
    anyways)

    Yes, acronis disk rector works great, though it is expersive, but worth using. I'm using RAID 5, don't break the RAID when you resizing the partitions. Backup and resize directly.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5

    Re: Is there a way to increase partition size without re-installing the OS?

    I found many similar posts in this forum, this post also is similar with http://forums.techarena.in/windows-s...help/33524.htm

  7. #7
    apple13140 Guest

    Re: Is there a way to increase partition size without re-installing the OS?

    Never worry about these kinds of problem from now on as I did—Partition Assistant Server Edition can do the best partition job for you. Take the further information through the article: Windows Server 2003 Increase C Drive Become Imperative for Computer Performance. It gives a bright method to finish all kinds of partition operations as you expected.

Similar Threads

  1. How to increase wubi partition size
    By |Gyani| in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-04-2012, 08:16 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-09-2011, 02:42 AM
  3. How to increase partition size in Vista manually
    By Paisley007 in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-08-2011, 12:14 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-05-2010, 09:07 AM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-09-2009, 05:55 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Page generated in 1,638,309,642.63492 seconds with 17 queries