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I have a Virtual Server(Windows 2003) under my Hyper-V and I have a not enough space under C: in this Virtual Server.

C:= Free 5gb from 20gb     d:= notalocated(free 10 gb)

I would like to resize C: volume  from free D: 10gb

I cant find any Option under hyper-v.

how can i resize my Virtual Server c: volume?
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by:Seth Simmons
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you would need to delete drive d then extend C the remaining 10gb
since you can't extend C natively in windows 2003 you can use ExtPart utility

Dell Basic Disk Expansion
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=R64398
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can you tell me how please?
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by:Seth Simmons
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the download page has release notes which include command line usage

you should be able to do extpart c: 10240 though you would need to put the exact size in mb if it isn't exactly 10240
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d: notalocated 10GB exactly
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no
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oh...it's a dynamic disk
it won't work with dynamic disks; that's why it's failing
gparted doesn't support dynamic disks, neither does easeus and paragon in their free products so you'll have to buy something

http://www.easeus.com/download/epmf-download.html
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Why do you want to resize it? For Windows 2003 the 50GB partition is more than enough. Create second volume of the free space and move data (databases, logs etc) to second volume. Thus you will not need to resize it.
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Hi,

Personally I would see how much the software is and buy a second disk for the same amount and then dedicate the whole disk to the VM. Without looking I am sure you can get a 300GB for £35, which may be cheaper than Easeus.

Having a VM on the same drive as your OS is not a good idea. 1) you will run out of space. 2) the poor disk gets worked really hard writing to the VM and reading the OS files.

It's not what you asked, but it would work better long term, for the same price (or less).

Mike
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