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Expand C Drive on windows server SBS R2

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I have a dell server and i'm running out of space on the C:drive. Does anyone know whats the best way to expand it and with what program?
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by:univision-computers
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I have never found a program that will repartition a server RAID HD....nor would I ever try it under most circumstances.  Sounds dangerous  :)  I would recommend moving exchange store, data, user shares, etc if possible first.  Are you able to move data to another drive?  What other specs can you tell about your server?
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by:emceccman
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Some raid utils allow you to expand and add drives. Need more information on the hardware. Software check out Acronis for servers.
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by:moncadaf1
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I have a Dell Power Edge T100. I already have the shared folders and user folders on the D drive but i'm still extremely low on space on the C: drive I have between 1.5GB to 244MB free it varies all the time. I am currently not using any RAID and the Hard drive is a basic disk not Dynamic.
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by:emceccman
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I would use acronis migrate easy 7.0 or try http://www.clonezilla.org/
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by:univision-computers
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Acronis for servers would be the best bet.  It is awesome on desktops.  It is a bummer that you have to buy it just to use it once though :)  Let me guess, Dell sent the server out with a 12 GB partition from the factory?  We always had to repartition and reload those servers before we put them in production.  Especially if you are using SBS which stores everything on the C: drive.
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by:moncadaf1
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Your right about Dell. They sent out the server with a 25GB and most of it was already used.
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I want to thank you for your help. I resolve the problem but i had to go to my last option. I cloned the harddrive and wiped out the D drive, than i simply used easus partition manager to extend my C drive. I then had to create the D partition again and copy all of the files back.
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