How to expand partition with Partition Manager for servers
Posted on 2006-06-21
I have a Windows 2000 sql server. It has an array of 6 hard disks that are formatted as C and D partitions. The C partition is where the OS is running. The D partition is used primarly for data, but it does have some applications installed on it. The C partition has only ~ 2 Gb of space and it's formatted as NTFS!. The D drive is NTFS also.
The problem is that the C partition is running out of space (has only 49 MB left!). There is enough free space (~ 30 Gb) on the D partition however. I am trying to expand the C drive.
I also installed a new hard disk. I formatted part of it and called it "H" drive. I then installed "Partition Manager" software (by Paragon) on the "H" drive.
I tried to use "Partition Manager" to copy the D partition to the newly installed drive. That didn't work, because "Partition Manager" was complaining about the fact that the D drive is being used. It was asking me to end all application that are using the D drive. How can I find out which application are using the D drive?
Or is there an easier way to accomplish what I am trying to do (expand the C dive)?