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Win2k3 server partition resizing

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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.

www.acronis.com

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Hi,

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/

HTH

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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.

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Actually here is a link to a guide that will assist you with Gparted:
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/resize/resizing.htm

and by the way all have been successful.

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amen to that!

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

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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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