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Windows 2008 R2, extending the system partition?

Hi, one of my customers servers is running out of space on the Windows 2008 R2 system partition.
Is it true theat you can convert the volume from basic to dynamic and extend the partition, and if so, is doing that riskfree?
The system partition contains an installation of MS Exchange, so I am worried that something could go wrong, and destroy the partition or make the installation of the OS and Exchange "buggy".
Most greatful for tips of your experiences!
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Mistlur

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Patrick Bogers

Hi,

If this customer runs a raid set on which you can add extra harddisks (or replace the raid-set completely with bigger harddrives) you can use basic and simply extend the partition without much risk but as always, backup backup! (just in case)
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Thanks guys, I ran Diskcleanup and got rid of 5 Gb, and I will keep in mind that it is less risk with expanding on a virtual disk, wich is my case.
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