Running out of space on C:\ drive on our Domain Controller
Posted on 2008-11-17
Our primary application server (PE1850, RAID1) which is also a DC with FSMO roles is running out of space on the C:\ drive. It is my fault as when Dell Supply these with a 15Gb partition, which is just too small once you add the OS and other bits, I left it as it is. I should have dealt with this when we bought it, but it is too late now so I am seeking advice. Lesson learnt.
This server, and our other DC (also a PE1850) are both connected to an AX150i. Both are identical in hardware and OS. It is just the applications installed on them that is different.
What are my easiest options for creating some more space on C?
Should I use one of the tools recommended to expand the partition ie Acronis or would it be safer to use the nightly full system backup I run (BUE 11d) to rebuild the partitions and then restore that back on top?
If I did this, what is the best procedure to stop me from getting an USN rollback and all the assorted issues that come with that?