Solved

Reconfiguring disk space on server

Posted on 2007-11-14
7
741 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
For the second time, I have a new Dell server that I have installed at customers.  I failed to tell Dell not to put a partition in for the OS, so they put the tiny little 12gb partition in with the rest for the data.  Between the pagefile.sys being a little over 2gb and all the other programs, I have 300mb left.   Is there any way to change this besides scratching everything and starting over.  That is not an option.  It is a new install, so I am going to remove Exchange server and re-install on the big drive, because I have no choice.   Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:kevinecaldwell
7 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:michko
ID: 20279662
PartitionMagic should do what you need:
http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/overview.jsp?pcid=sp&pvid=pm80
Worth the $69 price tag.

UltimateBoot CD includes quite a few partition tools if you're looking for freeware:
www.ultimatebootcd.com

0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:WallD
ID: 20279720
Does partition magic work with servers, I think not.

If its a new build why not just reinstall  
0
 

Author Comment

by:kevinecaldwell
ID: 20279930
The customer has been live on the server for a few weeks.  I really don't want to go thru a reinstall at this point.  
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 27

Assisted Solution

by:michko
michko earned 100 total points
ID: 20279962
Here are a few more suggestions:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=55&threadID=196982

Imaging to a new drive and adjusting the partition sizes was one good suggestion, Acronis was another possibility.
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 200 total points
ID: 20281557
see

no enough room on C: drive

http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp

page file can easily be cut to 1 GB if there are no Swap issues, and plenty of other options listed.

I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 55

Assisted Solution

by:andyalder
andyalder earned 200 total points
ID: 20281930
Check where you have put the Exchange database and log files. 12GB should be plenty for C: unless you're putting data on it.
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:noxcho
ID: 20844831
Use partitioning software like Paragon Partition Manager to redistribute free space between partitions: http://www.partition-manager.com/corporate/server/ 
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO and 840 EVO mSATA have a well-known problem with a drop in read performance. I first learned about this in an interesting thread here at Experts Exchange: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Storage/Hard_Drives/Q_2852…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question