Server10 Edtn Windows 2003R2 64 bit resize

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by RRE, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. RRE

    RRE Registered Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Looking for reassurance after seeing so many messages showing difficulties.

    This is a production, line of business application server.

    HP DL380 G5 with Hardware Raid 5. all logical partitions within the one array, none extended.

    Need to resize first Partion which is used as C; system drive: currrently of 40 GB to 50 GB.

    Plenty of space on the next partition(E:)

    Only 1GB of unused space on C.

    Am I safe to proceed with confidence using Paragon Partition Manager 10 Server?

    I assume the routine is to resize second partition(E:) somehow ensuring that space is taken from the startof the partition as one operation.
    Then grow c: as the second operation.

    Any hints or corrections or other thoughts will be very appreciated as this looks very hairy from the contents of the forums. Starting to wish I had purchased the support package as well as the software assurance option.........

  2. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

    Aug 10, 2009
    Hello RRE,

    This is a very typical operation.

    For best practices, we recommend you run a check disk on the E drive and defrag.

    The most time consuming part of this operating is shrinking the E drive, and depending what you have on the E drive, you can do it live or requires a restart. Expanding the C partition is almost instantaneous and can be done in Windows.

    If your E drive is used for storage, the volume can be unmounted in Windows and shrink live. If your E drive is used in a database manner, either the services need to be shutdown or a restart is required. When attempting to resize the partition, either the operation will go without a restart, or a warning screen will come up asking for a restart. On that screen, there's a hyperlink in the bottom left telling you which operations/processes are preventing it from being done live.

    Now if the E drive is completely empty, the quickest way is to delete the partition, expand C, and recreate E. Otherwise, shrink the E drive from the left side to the right, to create the free unallocated space BETWEEN the two partitions.

    We always recommend you break down the steps and complete one at a time. Don't stack multiple jobs in one queue.

    If you have any other quick questions, please feel free to contact us at : 1 888 347 5462
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