Resizing Partition In Server 2003

Posted on 2004-11-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-19

We would like to resize our main partition for Server 2003 that the OS is installed in.  It runs a hardware-based RAID 5 technology.  I've inquired in to both Partition Commander 9 which states that it cannot re-partition RAID 5 configurations and Symantec's (PowerQuest) VolumeManager 2.0 which states that it doesn't work on Server 2003.

Does anyone know of a piece of software that will accomplish this?

Thank you,
Question by:theposse
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    Acronis makes a product that claims to support Server 2003:

    Also, Windows 2003 (and XP) have the ability to extend partitions into unallocated space.  Here's a link to that:;en-us;325590


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    Acronis' software has done the trick.  For $49.95 and very simple screens to follow, it has successfully allowed me to repartition our file server the way that it should have been in the first place.

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    I'm glad I was able to help!


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    hi masterbaker,

    i am facing the same problem as you did too.
    My Dell server is running a hardware RAID5  (36GB x3) ,
    it is having logical drive of C and D , now C and D is running out of space, and I want to add in a new HDD, but before that I need to backup.

    can you advise me about your steps. can the acronis helps to image up your RAID5 system?
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    Easus Partition Master Server Edition for $150 claims to do this.

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