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Windows 2003 Partition Resizing Tool

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I have 3 HP servers running Windows 2003 R2 that I need to re-size the C: and D: drives.  All three servers are Raid-5 and all three are running SQL.   Long story short, the system drive (C:) is way too small and the data drive (D:) is way too big.  I'm seeing several "Partition Magic" partition tools available.  Any recommendations on which one to use.  I could spend $150 or so to buy one.
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by:Anuroopsundd
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EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition  -seems to be good one with respect to RAID 5 partitions and server os..

http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/expand-raid5-partition.htm
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by:footech
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I've used Acronis Disk Director successfully.  However, the server version is more like $600.  Paragon also makes good software...their server version is about $300.

GParted is a good tool and is free.  If you're using hardware RAID cards you should have no problem.  Software RAID I'm unsure about.
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noxcho earned 1000 total points
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I've used many times Paragon Partition Manager Server www.partition-manager.com and it never let me down. It includes backup feature so you can take backup before performing resize as insurance.
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by:markgossett
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use Diskpart. it's command line but the help is extensive you just have to do it just right. example (I just went through this) I passed the 2TB limit on partition to 3.7TB . I did try Easeus and it was not what I was looking for. Plain and simple dispart is already part of windows and it's free. I recommend it
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by:noxcho
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Markgosset, one important thing you have forgotten to mention: Diskpart.exe won't work with system partition. And the author is planning to resize C: partition.
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by:markgossett
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Ah yes I did forget thank you noxcho.
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by:suresh_boga
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Use Paragon as Recomended by noxcho - I have used it to resize on Production server on which Citrix Servers were hosted. without any issue.
But a thumb rule
1. Reduce D drive so that there is free space after C drive = Apply Changes.
2. Now Expand C drive.
It works Like a charm. :)
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