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Windows server: migrate D: data drive from one drive to another in the same server

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Alexandre MichelFlag for Australia asked on
Windows Server 2008Storage SoftwareAcronis
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Hi Experts,

Here is the setup:
Server = HP Proliant 350 G6 + SBS 2011
RAID 1 = 2 x 300GB
Drive is split into 2 logical drives: C: & D:
 C: for OS,
  D: for files & Exchange database + SQL database
Both C: & D: are running out of space
Backup Exec 2012 in use: Full daily backup to tape.

Proposed solution: Add a 2nd RAID (probably 4x146GB in RAID 10) & migrate the whole D: to the new drive; delete the old D: partition, expand the C: partition to use the freed space on the original RAID

Question: How do I go about "migrating" the D: drive from one RAID to another, keeping in mind that Exchange & SQL are in use?
  1. Should I use Backup Exec, and what would be the steps?
  2. Should I use a 3rd party tool like CloneZilla
  3. I also have a legal copy of Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0. Is this a better tool?

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