Merge Disk / Re-partition Disk drive without formatting?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Bruce Powers, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Bruce Powers

    Bruce Powers Guest

    Hi,

    My server (Windows Server 2003 32xbit) is running low of disk space on
    Primary Drive C. There are 2 partitions on the physical drive:
    Drive C (12GB) for the operating system and Apps
    Drvie D (136GB) for data.
    Is there a way (or any 3rd party applicaiton) to merge this C partition with
    D or repartition the hard disk without reformating the drive?

    Thanks in advance,

    BKP
     
    Bruce Powers, Jan 10, 2008
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  2. Bruce Powers

    Dooges Guest

    Partition Magic used to be able to resize and merge partitions. I haven't
    used it in quite awhile but it was a pretty decent tool back in the day... I
    think Symantec owns it now.

    To recoup some space on C: in the interim you can move the pagefile to the
    D: partition... might give you a gig or two of breathing room.
     
    Dooges, Jan 10, 2008
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  3. Bruce Powers

    T_A_C Guest

    I would look into Acronis Disk Director...

     
    T_A_C, Jan 10, 2008
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  4. As T_A_C says, Acronis Disk Director can do it. You could
    also boot the server with a Bart PE Boot CD and use robocopy.exe
    to copy the whole disk to a spare disk before repartitioning it.
    Whichever method you use, make sure to take a full backup first
    and to test the backup on a spare disk. Partitioning tools work
    most of the time but not every time. Better safe than sorry . . .
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jan 10, 2008
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  5. Bruce Powers

    Bruce Powers Guest

    Thank you all
    Bruce

     
    Bruce Powers, Jan 14, 2008
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  6. You may choose some famous software to help you, such as Partition magic, EASEUS Partition Manager. However, you should tell whether your computer is server or not because Partition magic does not support server and it can not be updated for a period of time. You can download a demo to have a try:http://www.easeus.com/download.htm.Please share your feeling with me after you usage:)Hope it can help you:)
     
    cloudy123 sun, Aug 26, 2008
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  7. Hi - you're replying to an old/stale post. Try using a newsreader instead of
    the forum interface you're using and you'll have a much better experience.
    The MS public news server is msnews.microsoft.com.

    (And your answer wouldn't work with basic disks, btw)
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 17, 2008
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  8. Nothing to do with Windows Server - best to check the Easus FAQs.
     
    Pegasus [MVP], Dec 20, 2009
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  9. Bruce Powers

    shiny

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    resize partition

    hi, you wish to merge and repartition disk without formatting, you can read this article, and choose the suitable way to deal with your problems---Partition Resize for Hard Drive Space on Windows System, click Partition Assistant.
     
    shiny, Jul 12, 2010
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  10. Bruce Powers

    fzntstar Guest

    Le lundi 3 mai 2010 16:37:21 UTC+8, deview a écrit :
    yes you are quite right, but my point is lower price less useful, maybe some freeware is also good i will still buy a licence, the partition assitant that you mentioned has a free version to use, you can download from here http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,222251-order,4/description.html
     
    fzntstar, Aug 16, 2012
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