Extend C Drive

Hello -

I've got a PE2850 and when I iniatially installed Server 2003 I partitioned the C with only 20GB. The issue of course now is that I'm running out of space. I've used ExtPart in the past and all worked on another server, however it's been awhile. I need some direction and help.

Please see attached pic on Fileserver Disk management.

How do I extend utilizing ExtPart?
Jaime CamposAsked:
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Jaime CamposAuthor Commented:
Here is the attached pic on Fileserver Disk Management
One thing you could do, if you have the swap file on C is move it to D. That would give you back a couple of gigs depending on how big it was. The other option is to shrink the D partition and give some of that space to C with something like Partition Magic or GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php). I've resized system partitions a couple hundred times and it's worked fine all but once (had to restore from backup that time). So while it will probably work great, have a backup.

It looks like the D partition is pretty full though, so even if it works, it's going to take some time for the partition utility to move the data around. Are you planning to move some of it off to that other drive?

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Jaime CamposAuthor Commented:
I'm currently moving data off of D onto a backup disk. I will gain close to 200 GB for D:. Have you used ExtPart? I can extend and utilize part of D: (20GB), correct? What is a swap file?
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Look this video I took with Paragon Partition Manager 10: http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2010/03_w13/275379/Resize-extended.exe
The resize is as easy as possible. The only difference is that you have two primary configuration where on my example primary plus extended partitions are given. This is if you want to use commercial tool.
If you want to stick with free tool then Parted Magic will do the trick: http://partedmagic.com/download.html
Boot from it - start gparted from its menu and in main window catch the D: partition left border and drag it to right. This will take some time to complete. In your case could take up to 5 hours or more.
Then when resize is done catch the end of C: and drag it to right. Apply - ready.

Take backup of both C: and D: drives. This is important. Last time I used Gparted it produced errors where Windows CHKDSK could not find any.
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