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Hi There

Hope someone can help.

I have a server with partishioned drives.  The issue I am having is that the c drive is only 12 G and it is running out of space. Is there a way of extending the partician.  I have exchange is stored on server, maybe there is way of moving store?  I have removed most unrelevant software.
Hope someone can help here

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Stephen
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As regards resizing the partition you could use something like Partition majic or other partitioning software, but I would advise a full system backup before.

Moving the exchange database is an excellent way of making more space.

Have a look at this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821915

ideally they should go on there own partition(s) but just moving them to an other partition will get you the space you need on your C drive.

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Neil
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Here is a list of things you can move to another drive.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sbs/2003/maintain/movedata.mspx
Changing partition size of the system drive is dangerous regardless of the tool used.
I would advise against doing that. 1GB just for system is OK as long as you move all data off and move your shadowcopies and pagefile to a diffrent drive too.
Hope that helps,
Olaf
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Do you have WSUS running on that server to?

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Steve
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I meant 12G not 1G. Sorry
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Hi there
Thanks for all replies
I dont have WSUS, i never installed it yet.
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I love this question - it's asked so often... 12 GB is more than enough for SBS Standard... you just have to manage it right (Dell did this for a GOOD reason).  Do as olafdc suggests and MOVE the data files off the C: drive - Exchange, the MSDE databases, Client Software, user folders, etc.  There simply is no good reason to extend the C: drive (besides, I don't care how many software programs exist to allow it, it's dangerous to mess with partitions - the programs tell you so and I've seen the occasional problem.
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