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Win2k3 server partition resizing

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Last Modified: 2016-10-27
I have a Dell Poweredge with 3 SATA HDDs in RAID 5. The system partition is becoming incredibly small and I don't want to run into any problems down the road due to this. I have used easeus partition manager for most of my systems to resize without problems but I was wondering if this works well with that configuration. I have always been worried about resizing a server system partition without ruining the installation. Has anyone successfully done this and what program did you use?
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I've done this with no problem by using Acronis.

I was also able to get an image backup before I did this with Acronis.


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I have used paragon, acronis, and gparted.

I would have to say that paragon is probably the best with acronis a close second.  Their functionality is very similar.  Gparted is great and it is FREE!

You can find paragon at: http://www.partition-manager.com/
Acronis disk manager: www.acronis.com
Gparted at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/


I agree, Dell even has a tool that will do this but you have to call tech support to get it. They all work the same. Just make sure you have a good backup before you try it with any software.

Actually here is a link to a guide that will assist you with Gparted:

and by the way all have been successful.

amen to that!


Thanks for the advice, with my clients budget currently I'll most likely use gparted, looks really nice.

Word of warning to anyone trying to use Gparted on a 2k3 server with Dynamic discs. It does not work on dynamic discs so don't waste your time.
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