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Changing Partition Size on Server 2003


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Gschrammsr

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Has any delt with resizing a "C" Partion on Server 2003?
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Tools that resize the partition on the "fly", like partition magic, are not supported by Microsoft.
I have read that Acronis makes a product to do this also, but I don't think it is supported either.
It's probably not a good idea to do this to a server.

On my server, I had to replace the raid set of disks because they were getting toward the end of their expected life. I made a full backup (system state also), pulled the old drives, installed the new ones. At this point I increased the C: partition size to way bigger than recommended (I think I went to 60GB), and proceeded to restore the backup. Worked for me, and is in line with Microsoft best practices. In your case you would delete the partitions and re-create them, changing the partition size at that point. But it might be a good time to put in new drives if they are getting old. Drives are pretty cheap these days.

Just make sure your drive letters match up with the way they are now.

Also, make darn good extrea sure your backup is verified before you wipe out your partitions.
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