Easiest way to increase size of system partition on Windows 2003 Server
Posted on 2006-07-10
I have a secondary domain controller (running Windows 2003 server) whose system volume is running out of space. (My server is equipped with a simple RAID-1, with a 7GB system volume (dynamic) and a 128GB data volume (dynamic). Any suggestions on what would be the quickest, least painful way for me to increase the size of the system volume?
I've read several other articles, and it seems like I have 3 options: (1) rebuild the server with a larger system volume, (2) use some sort of 3rd party partitioning tool, or (3) create an image of the system volume and restore it to a new, larger volume.
Option (3) seems the most appealing. I was thinking I could add two more physical disk drives, configure those as a RAID-1, and then restore the system volume image to it. Is this the best option? And, if it is, what 3rd party software would I use to create/restore the image?