Resizing Disk Partitions on SBS2008
Posted on 2009-12-20
We have the following setup on an SBS server:
Raid 1 Mirror, 500gb. C: and D: partitions. This is how it came from DELL with SBS2008 installed. C drive is running out of space. All the Exchange stuff is on D: as well as all the other SBS specific things that consume storage (ie, user home directories, etc).
Raid 1 Mirror, 2TB on a newly added External array (separate controller). Formatted as G:
We want to copy everything from D: to G: and then swap the drive letters which is fairly straight forward (so everything still points at D but it will be the newer, larger drive array). I'm thinking just shutting down all the services and doing a copy, then swapping drive letters and rebooting.
We then want to get rid of the 2nd partition (formerly D) on the 500gb mirror and somehow extend the C: drive to fill the entire partition so the OS is happy.
I've been reading up and some people point to Diskpart, but there seems to be some confusion as to whether that tool is used or even recommended with SBS2008.
If Diskpart is the right way to do this, can someone walk me through this? Or if there is a 3rd party utility out there that would work better with SBS2008 please pass on any advice. I'm worried about hosing the system and have only used Diskpart once in a very different situation YEARS and years ago.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.