Repartition Hard Drive

Posted on 2004-10-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I have a Compaq Proliant ML350 server it has 2 36.4GB Drives and two 18.2 GB Drives.  The server is running Windows 2000 Server.  The server has a C drive of 3.90GB a D: drive of 12.8Gb and a E Drive of 23.3GB.

I only have 744MB of free space left on the C partition and want to add additional space from the D partition to the C.

How can I do this as safely as possible.

Question by:Northumberland

Expert Comment

ID: 12309189
If your swap file is on the C drive, you can always move that other to another drive.

Author Comment

ID: 12309204
No its already on anothe drive
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 12309469
Clean out temporary internet files, the temp folder, and the print spool folder (for each user account where appropriate).  Is C: NTFS or FAT?  Convert to NTFS if you aren't already using it.  Move some installed apps to the D: drive - likely will require reinstalling.  Remove OLD $NTUninstall... folders (leave recent ones, but those 9 months or older - and maybe even 6 months or older can be removed).  Compress areas of the disk not accessed often, but with otherwise needed data.

Expert Comment

ID: 12309625
The easy way to do this is to extend the volume with one of your other drives. To do this your c drive must be a dynamic if it is not in can be converted. The drive you add can not  have not partion on it if dose remove it.

Tools to use are computer mangement  -> disk managment .

This will leave data intact on your c drive.
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.


Accepted Solution

stigmata53 earned 500 total points
ID: 12317566
I've had great success doing that with Acronis Disk Director

Expert Comment

ID: 12318790
I've always had success in the past with partition magic, but if it's a mission critical server please be careful.
In any case make sure you have EVERYTHING backed up.

Expert Comment

ID: 12319146
The last time I tried Partition magic it won't install on a server, it requires Server Magic.

My vote is still Acronis Disk Director.


Expert Comment

ID: 12584002
Did your problem get solved?

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
This may not be a text book method to resolve VSS backup issues but it seemed to have worked on few of the Windows 2003 servers we had issues while performing a Volume Shadow Copy backup. If you have issues while performing a shadow copy backup usin…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now