C drive out of space on Server 2008 Standard

The last time I had this issue I used a product called Gparted

I have two RAID5 Disk0 include the partition C, I was able to shrink a partition on DISK0 so now I want to add it to the C drive. Can I get some advice on how to go about this? something safe?

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c drive low on space
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Not easy.  You're going to need to shrink the Extended partition that DATAPART1 is on and then MOVE DATAPART1 to the end of the disk.  This is a VERY time consuming process.

Instead, backup/move what little you have on the E: drive to the D: drive (or another disk), delete the E: logical drive, then delete the Extended partition.  Extend the C: drive and then recreate the E: drive as smaller (or larger).
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
so after backing up everything off E drive delete E and the spare free space
How do I extend C drive?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Once you delete the E: drive, you may still have an EXTENDED Partition (the first three are primary partitions, the last is an Extended partition that Windows creates so that you can appear to have more than 4 partitions if you want - the extended partition is indicated by the green box highlighting the empty space at the end and the E: drive.  You need to delete that as well.  Once deleted, just right click on the C: drive and a menu should appear with the option to Extend/Expend/Grow (don't remember off the top of my head, but it should be pretty obvious.  I think you can check it now too it just won't be able to do it until there's space.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Copy out your 20GB data from E: drive. Delete it. Then delete Extended partition (a dark green frame around E: and free space). Then right click on C: - extend.
Assign as much space to C: as you want and then recreate the E: drive. No need to make it extended again.
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frankhelkCommented:
You don't need to delete partition E: ...

The concrete stepe are:

Shrink to fit the extended partition that contains the (already shrinked)  logical partition E:
MOVE the extended partition (with drive E: in it) to the end of the drive
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Move the logical drive E: to the end of the extended partition and the shrik the extended partition to fit
now having the free space adjacent to the C: partition, you could easily expand it

You could use "Partition Managed" tools for that, I've used i.e. "EASEUS Partition Manager" successfully for many such tasks (but: No Liability of any kind, implied or expressed, given for that. Your mileage may vary. Full image backup strongly recommended.)
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Resizing partitions is a potentially dangerous operation. Thus in this very case I would prefer delete-  resize - recreate approach. Especially when the data on E: is so small.
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
ok I have the free space ready now, If I right click on the C drive the "Extend Volume" is grayed out the only command I still have is "Shrink Volume". See picture, please advice?
Hopper-C-drive-ready.jpg
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You still have an extended partition you need to delete - it's in green like I said before.  Once you delete that extended partition, you'll be able to extend.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You don't want that green there to say free space - you want it to say "unallocated"
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
See Picture:
Extended Partition
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