Why change Server 2003 partition size?
All the size of partitions on Windows Server is carefully allocated while building the 2003 Server. However, things are changing and the scheduled size may not always meet your needs, especially for the System partition, as Windows continues to download large updates or any other reasons.
If the System partition is running out of space and struggles for precious unallocated space, you are unable to install new programs, even the whole performance of your computer will be declined, say, the computer goes much slowly.
The old method is, backup the system and files, delete partitions, rebuild the Server. The whole weekend will be wasted, it even leads to data loss when you rebuilding the Server.
Now you can change partition size in Windows 2003 Server without deleting or formatting partitions. Just shrink a data partition and extend the system C drive, extremely easy and fast.
Which tool to change Server 2003 partition size?
In the market, there are many Partition Magic Server software for you to choose, for example, Acronis Disk Director, Partition Magic Server, Partition Assistant Server, etc. Acronis Disk Director has the longest history to support Windows Operating System and File System, but the price is too high ($609) few people use it now, as another Server partition software – Partition Magic Server provides more features but $480 cheaper than Acronis.
With its Hot Resize you can extend NTFS system partition without reboot to avoid Server downtime. With its enhanced data protection technology, you can change partition size on Windows 2003 Server without data loss, even if power off or hardware problem occurred when resizing partition.
How to change Server 2003 partition size?
Step 1, Launch Partition Magic Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.
Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.
There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.
Step 2, Right-click the system partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.
Click "Apply" to proceed, done.
Now you have a "new" Server that can be used for a long time again.
For enterprise users, Unlimited Edition allows unlimited usage within your company to save time and money.
Benefits to change Server 2003 partition size with this Partition Magic Server
- All-in-one Partition Solution – All your partition and disk maintenance requirements can be fulfilled.
- Enhanced Data Protecting – No Data Loss
- Hot Resize – Extend NTFS system partition without rebooting
- Easy to use & user-friendly interface & working fast
- Trustworthy, many Fortune 500 companies select it to maintain their Servers
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