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Make C drive bigger

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SBS server 2003.  3 x 72gb RAID 5

C Drive 50 ( boot ) Gb, E drive (data ) 225 Gb - 145 Gb free
C drive fragmented severely
E drive currently has the pagefile

Want to expand C drive, also want to put pagefile on own partition

Is there a quick way of doing this ? Is there a safe way of doing this ?
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Is this a physical server or virtual?

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Can you add another drive to the LUN and expand the C drive through the diskpart command?

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cannot add another drive to the LUN, can I add a usb drive ? will diskpart work on the boot drive ?
I believe diskpart will work on the boot drive. Can you upgrade the drives and rebuild using RAID?

I am not sure on the USB drive.
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I would backup the system to an external or network drive and then clone it back and extend the space on drive C.  

If you simply want to move the partitions I think that you can do that with gparted on a ubuntu live cd/usb.
You may have difficulty expanding C drive because of the partition E between the open space and C drive.
I would still backup the data, just in case....

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The backup suggestion was a given. Doing so now, Do not understand the rest of what dK_guru suggested, may need expanding. This is what I was thinking, Back up E. diskpart E to reduce, restore E. Create new partition, put Pagefile on new partition, Then see whether I can expand C or not using Diskpart. Thoughts
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That sounds like a good plan to try.

@Dk_guru

Can you elaborate a little more? It seems like your suggestion relates to Linux, but maybe I am reading wrong.

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Deffo no Linux, all greek to me, strictly Windows 2003 SBS server. C and E are partitions on server, D is CDrom.. E has 140 Gb free, so can be reduced using diskpart (  I believe ) , so backup E, reduce size of E, restore if necessary. OR, backup E drive, kill E, recreate new, smaller partition, restore E. create another partition for Pagefile. Then work on C drive.,
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