Resize the OS Partition on Windows Server 2003?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by John Kotuby, Mar 21, 2007.

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    John Kotuby Guest

    Hi all..
    I have a server running Windows Server 2003 Standard SP1. Originally I had
    set up the OS on a 60 GB IDE drive with no mirroring. I then added an 80 GB
    drive and applied native Windows Raid1 software mirroring, which resulted in
    the new drive being partitioned at 60 GB. The original drive died and I
    replaced it with an 80GB drive to match the spare.

    I have already mirrored to the new drive. But now I want to take advantage
    of the 80GB available on both drives.

    I tried removing the mirror and then using Disk Manager in Windows to resize
    the drive. I got a message that the Logical Drive was created with a
    different OS (not possible), and therefore could not be up-sized.

    I plan on puchasing a harware RAID add-in card from Adaptec and switching
    over to that because the sofware raid is slow and sometimes causes problems.

    Is there an easy way to upsize my OS partition W/O jumping thru hoops? I
    purchased a copy of Norton Ghost only to fins out it doesn't work with a
    server OS.

    We have a slim operating budget and I want to find a way to do this in my
    "spare time" :) LOL

    Can somebody point me to an article that doesn't require a certification in
    2003 OS to understand?

    Thanks to all...
    John Kotuby, Mar 21, 2007
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    leew [MVP] Guest

    Resizing the OS partition in a nightmare in my experience. But with a
    60 GB OS partition, why do want to? Even if this is a terminal server,
    60 GB should be WAY MORE than enough space for 99.9% of servers out
    there. The C: drive should be for the OS only. Data should be stored
    on other partitions/drives. I usually don't make the C: drive larger
    than 12-16 GB (20 max). I'll mirror/use the other space and put other
    things on it - depending on the server.
    leew [MVP], Mar 21, 2007
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