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Hi,

we have an SBS2003 box which is critical on available space, attached is an image of the current disk management status and I was wondering on how best to manage this.

The Swap (D) drive seems to have some old files and a live mirror of exchange included,
although the Exhange (E) itself is also getting pretty low on space.

is there an easy way I can rejig some of the available space by repartioning using disk manager (or another util) which won't threaten any existing data?

I was contemplating deleting the Swap partition and somehow reassigning the new space to the C: (System) which as you can see is at a critical level, although I'm not sure if this will work correctly or could it mess up exchange also?

Ideally if this is the way forward I would like to use some of the available space from G: (Data) and ressign this to E: (exchange)

suggestions welcome!
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by:Lee W, MVP
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The very first thing you need to do is find out WHAT is taking up the space.  25 GB is MORE THAN ENOUGH for a C: drive - if it's managed properly.  (Not sure why you would create a 40 GB swap space... Without some serious tweaking, the most you can put on any one drive letter in 2003 is 4 GB.

Resizing is potentially dangerous and I strongly recommend avoiding it whenever possible.  BUT, you could likely move much unnecessary data off C and onto the swap space drive.
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By the way - see my document on Boot drive Size for ways of clearing up disk space:
http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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by:Ripla5
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Great article which helped free up several GB of space

Will certainley buy us some time until we look at upgrading
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