How to Increase partition size?

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
We have windows server 2003. It has a couple of partitions like C:, E:, F:, G:.  We are running very low space on C:\. How do I allocate some GB from E: to C:? Repartition the size should not erase existing content.
Question by:ravi_ac
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    Acronis DisK Director can do this for Win 2003, adn maybe one of the Symantec products.

    I hope this helps !
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    by:Jeff Brown
    Partition magic can as well.   However  Strongly recomend good backups before perfomring this it works smoothly 90% of the time but that other 10% can be a nightmare getting the data back.  And it goes without question that there is nothing bad about having a good back up anyway for any procedure performed on a production server.
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    From Petelong

    Resizing server Partitions windows 2003

    Do Not use tools Like Partition Magic to resize server volumes and partitions.

    Normally it will not work anyway - there are claims it can be "Bent to fit" see

    The best tool for doing this is Symantec (formally Powerquest) Volume manager

    However at the moment it does not support Server 2003 (only NT4 and 2000)

    The following works on Server 2003
    Acronis PartitionExpert 2003

    Also see

    Normally nothing works on "Dynamic Disks" but there are claims that this does, though Ive not
    tried it myself*track=internal



    SO double check that whatever you use will handle the win 2003 Server.

    I hope this helps !

    Author Comment

    Thank you. I tried installing Acronis and windows server says I might not have enough priveleges. Iam logged in as administrator. I believe there is a way to give exceptions to certain software during installation. Do you know hot to do that?
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    You neec to check that you are also a Local Admin and that you have permissions to  do backups.

    Beyond that I would check the Acronis site for known issues.

    I hope this helps !

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