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Extending system partition SBS 2003

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I have inherited an SBS 2003 server from someone else that used to maintain it for a small law firm.  My quandary is:

This box consists of a single RAID5 array with 2 main volumes, one used for system data and the OS, and one used primarily for user data (though I have been cannibalizing space on that volume for system apps for reasons that will become obvious shortly).  

There is not enough free space available on the main system volume and I am constantly deleting hot-fix and MS update uninstall files just to keep about 100MB available to the system.  I already moved the swap file to the other volume but I am *very* uncomfortable with the amount of available space on the system vol.  

Both volumes together = total available space on the RAID array within a couple of megabytes.  Is there a way to reduce some of the available space of the data volume—which has plenty of free space—and add a few GBs to the system volume?  

I am fairly certain that partitions cannot be reduced with MS Disk Manager, but I am certainly open to suggestions, including reliable 3rd party solutions.


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