Need to resize C drive on Server 2008 R2 system, thoughts on using Easeus Partition Master Server to do so
Posted on 2014-10-06
I have a Server 2008 R2 system where the C drive is running out of space. The C drive is sitting on a 2 TB disk partitioned as follows:
- 39 MB OEM partition (yes, MB not GB)
- 3 GB Recovery partition
- 40 GB C drive
- 1800 GB E drive
The C drive has less than 10% free space, the E drive has over 95% free space.
The obvious answer is to shrink the E drive and extend the C drive. My plan is to do the following:
1 - Total system backup
2 - install Easeus Partition Master Server and use that to shrink E and extend C
3 - Rejoice in another job well done
I've used older Easeus products on Windows Server 2003 systems to basically do the above and they have worked well. What I'm looking for is real world experience in using the current Easesus product on a 2008 R2 system to do the above. I'd like to get this right the first time and get to step 3 quickly instead of turning this into a exercise of doing a full system restore.
Any experiences, comments or warnings related to the above are welcome. If, for example, you would suggest different partition management software, or a different plan altogether, I'd love to hear your suggestions and reasons. Thanks in advance.