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Move free partition to add space to C Drive in Server 2008

The C Drive on Server 2008 is almost full. I want to make make C drive bigger. How do I move the free 130.30GB to the left between OS (C:) and DATAPART1 shown in screenshot attached.

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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You must use a third-party partitioning tool, like Acronis Disk Director, to do this.  There is no way built in to Windows to move it.  Alternatively to purchasing third-party software, you could backup and delete your D: drive (and the logical partition), extend C:, recreate D:, then restore your data to it.
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S TAuthor Commented:
Hi PowerEdgeTech,

Will Acronis Disk Director work for Server 2008 ?
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it will.  It is not the only utility out there that can do it, and it's definitely not the cheapest, but it is the only one I've really used.
http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/diskdirector-server/requirements.html
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
There are alot of better ways to recover space on your server, Like moving directorys to another volume

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/03/02/recovering-disk-space-on-the-c-drive-in-small-business-server-2008.aspx

Also go over Leew's article here

http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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Darius GhassemCommented:
What you can do is move data drive to the unallocated space you can then delete the data drive which will give the ability to extend the C: drive to the unallocated space.

http://www.petri.co.il/extend-disk-partition-vista-windows-server-2008.htm
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You may be able to clear up space - the article is very good, but it is not always enough.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
darius ... I'm not sure I follow.  In order to get Unpartitioned Space to extend C: into, he has to delete his entire Logical Drive, which contains both his Data partition and the Free Space.  Using Disk Management, he can only backup, delete the entire Logical Drive, extend C:, then recreate the D: drive.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Crap. Didn't see the green.

But either way could be a good option to move to an external disk drive. Delete the logical drive then extend to unallocated space. From here you can properly create the partitions you want with the correct size.

I just have had bad experiences with partitioning tools. I haven't used Acronis Disk Director yet so I can't say anything about this software but just bad experiences.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
lol ... I though so :)

I like the Disk Management method, myself, when possible, copying files to an external drive (where another internal volume is not available), but I have never had a problem with ADD.
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S TAuthor Commented:
I ended up buyng Product: Paragon Partition Manager 11 Server Edition (English) (
http://www.paragon-software.com/business/pm-server/)
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S TAuthor Commented:
Hi all,

On recommendation from our ERP support, I ended up buying Product: Paragon Partition Manager 11 Server Edition (English) http://www.paragon-software.com/business/pm-server/

Then I had a Tech from Paragon Partition Manager partition the Server's Hard Drive remotely.

Thank you all for your help.





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