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how to shrink data partition.

Dear All,
             All what i need is to shrink the data drive in the file server (windows server 2003 R2 64 bit).

I am doing this for some testing purposes so i dont care about the data loss and i dont want to reuse the spave for any other partition.

please help
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PaulNSWCommented:
you can use GParted live CD

boot from it and resize your partitions

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
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Venugopal NCommented:
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mostabdoAuthor Commented:
it is just for testing so i need a free tool to work with.
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PaulNSWCommented:
gparted is free
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mostabdoAuthor Commented:
For the Diskpart.exe there is no Shrink command listed on windows server 2003
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Venugopal NCommented:
partition magic software is available for free...
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Venugopal NCommented:
I haven't used the shrink command with diskpart, but the best tool for managing the disk in windows is diskpart..The documant says it apply for 2003..

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766465(v=ws.10).aspx
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads get an ISO of Parted Magic from this link and burn it as image to CD. Boot your machine from it and perform shrink as you want.
Backup of the volume before shrink is obligatory.
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