Resize partition on Windows 2003 Server

When the Server 2003 system C: drive runs out of space, the Server computer will be fighting for the precious space and will run slowly. System maybe crash if there is no free space. What will you do in this situation?

To start over is a solution but longer downtime means more loss and no one would like to waste their happy weekend to do it. The most time-saving and easy way is resizing Windows 2003 Server partition with reliable Server partition software. That is to say, shrink other data partition to get some free space and then extend the boot C drive, no need to delete, format partition and start over to save time. This article introduces how to resize Server 2003 partition without losing data.

Ensure data security when resizing Server 2003 partition

The security and stability are undoubtedly the most significant aspects for Server computers since a Server computer usually stores the most important classified and daily-used files. However, even a slight error on server computer might directly leads to boot failure or data loss.

With Enhanced Data Protection technology built-in Partition Magic Server Edition, you don't need to worry about the data security when resizing your Server disk partitions.

With Hot Resize feature, you can resize Server 2003 partition without rebooting if it is NTFS. 

How to resize partition on Server 2003?

– It is extremely easy to resize Server 2003 partition, just drag and move on the disk map to shrink an existing data partition to get some Unallocated space, and then extend the system partition with this space.

– Any operations you do on the Server will be listed in the "Operations Pending" column and no changes will take place on your partitions before you click "Apply". So if you are not sure about your operation, just close this partition manager Server and nothing will be changed.

– Partition Assistant Server also provides Extend Partition Wizard to help you resize Server 2003 partition with step by step guide.

How to resize Server 2003 partition without deleting or formatting?

Step 1, Launch Partition Assistant Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.

Resize boot partition

Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.

Shrink data partition

There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.

Unallocated space created

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.

Extend system boot partition

Click "Apply" to proceed, done.

Partition resized

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.

Download the trail freely and see how easy it is to resize Server 2003 partitions.

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