Dell Server Extend RAID 5 Partition

Summary

This article will discuss the topic about RAID 5 partition resizing when it is running out of disk space on Dell Server.

Andrew Wright

Sept 22, 2014

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Extend RAID 5 Partition on Dell Server

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RAID 5 partition is running out of disk space on Dell Server? You can use professional partition software to extend the RAID 5 partition easily. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server supports to resize RAID 5 partition on Dell Server on all Windows Server operating system. The partition software allows you to extend C drive system partition and data volume on RAID 5 without losing any data from the array. This partition software also enables you to extend RAID 5 partition even if there is no additional space on RAID 5. You just need to add new disk to extend RAID 5.


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Steps to Extend RAID 5 Partition on Dell Server

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Right click a partition that has enough free space on RAID 5 and then select "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the partition and then you can see some unallocated space.

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

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Step 3:
You need to move the unallocated space close to the partition you want to extend. Then, right click this partition and select "Resize/Move".

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:
Move the arrows to extend the partition and click "Apply" button.

 

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RAID 5 C Drive Runs on Low Disk Space on Dell Server

"I have a Dell PowerEdge 4600 with 3 disks configured as RAID 5. Recently, the system partition C drive is running on low disk space and the data volume D drive has some additional free space. So I am wondering if I can reallocate some free space to C drive without rebuild the RAID 5 or reinstalling system."

"I need to extend C drive on Windows Server 2003 RAID 5, but there is no available space on the RAID 5 array. Do I need to rebuild the RAID 5 array? Can I extend the RAID 5 C drive on Windows 2003 without rebuilding the RAID array or reformatting the disk? By the way, I cannot afford to lose any data or program stored on the C drive."

Extend C Drive on Dell Server RAID 5

When C drive on RAID 5 is running out of disk space, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server can help you resize the C drive partition without rebuilding RAID array as long as there is enough free space on the array. If there is existing unallocated space on RAID 5, you can move the unallocated space close to C drive by using IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. And then, add the unallocated space to C drive. If there is no unallocated space, you can also run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to shrink RAID 5 partition to produce some, and then add it to C drive. The partition software provides easy and safe way to expand size of C drive on all Windows Servers such as Server 2003, 2008, 2012, SBS 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 and more when it is running on low space on Dell Server.

Add New Disk to RAID 5 on Dell Server to Extend C Drive

If there is no additional space on whole RAID5 array when you want to extend C drive on Dell Server, you can add new disk to extend RAID 5. Usually, you need to add two or more same disks with same capacity to build RAID 5 array. And you had better check if the array can be compatible with new added disk. You can see some unallocated space on the RAID 5 after adding the new disk, so you can move the unallocated space close to C drive and extend C drive by adding the unallocated space with help of IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. With the partition software, you can resize C drive without reinstalling system.

Increase Size of RAID 5 Partition on Dell Server

In addition system partition C drive, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server also enables you to increase size of partition without reformatting disk on RAID 5. As long as there is enough free space on RAID 5, you can produce unallocated space by shrinking any partition on the RAID 5 without losing any data. In another word, you can not only move free space from data partition to C drive system partition. On the contrary, you can also move free space from C drive to other partitions on RAID 5. With the partition software, you can resolve problem receive low disk space warning on Windows Server in RAID 5.

 

 

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