re-partition without re-installing?

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I have 2 logical drives C and D on a mail server, and C is almost full, and D still empty, but I can't manually keep transferring the data from C to D.
so is there a way to delete the partition and keep the files at the same time? (from windows that is)
or even better is there a way to readjust the partition, i.e give D less volume and C more.
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Partition Magic from Powerquest will do the job. The big question is, what mail server are you running? It's possible that merging everything to the C drive may upset your mail program. Then again, maybe not if all you're doing is moving files to D and the program isn't using it.

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A quick way to get some space would be to move the pagefile over to D:
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Use Server magic from powerquest, but Backup first and check that your backup is GOOD!!!
then resize the partitions with server magic , DON'T GOIN C & D,
U also can change the place that the mail server ( Excange ) or any oter to save the data to D drive while the program files stay on C , that way Data files ( edb's, logs and so on ) can grow without a space problem.
changing the data file location I think is the best way and the most secured one, resizing is danger even with a good software like server magic.
Best regards
Gai
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maybe I didn't explain well enough

the C drive is getting full, because all data files are stored on it, and meanwhile D is still empty. All I want is to merge C with D, ie delete the partition , but where I could keep all the C files as they are, plus move all the empty D space to C.
I'm using a Netscape mail server.

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cedrus

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Server Magic will let you do exactly that.  You can resize partitions, but the server will need to be taken off line.  You can specify your changes while the system is in Windows, but the actual process will not run until the system is rebooted.

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use server magic, for changing partitions on the server, but, yet I think it is best or u to relocate the data files to the empty location on D drive and leavee the system seperate on C drive, the risk of some problem in the server magic task is too risky, while changing location of data file stored location is usualy a very simple task on any server!!!
u do the thinking and choose the staratagy
best luck
Gai
Or, optimoze Exchange and put your data on D....

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