Extend Primary Partition on RAID5 Array for Windows 2003

Summary

This article will introduce a professional and advanced partition tool, with which users can easily extend primary partition on RAID 5 on Windows Server 2003.

Andrew Wright

Sept 4, 2014

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to extend RAID 5 primary partition when it runs on low disk space on Windows 2003 Server.

Extend Primary Partition Windows 2003 RAID 5

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Have you ever encountered the low disk space issue on Windows 2003 RAID 5 primary partition? How much do you know about primary partition and RAID 5? Do you want to extend primary partition on RAID 5? How can you extend RAID 5 primary partition on Windows 2003? As a PC user, you may have lots of doubt when running into low disk space problem? As a matter of fact, a third-party partition tool IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server can resolve the problem easily. If there is free space on other partitions on RAID 5, you can follow the steps below to extend RAID 5 primary partition.


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Guide to Extend Primary Partition on RAID 5

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

Step 1:
Download, install and launch IM-Magic Partition Resizer. Right click a partition that has lots of free space and select "Resize/Move".

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition. Then, you can squeeze 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 primary partition. Then, right click primary partition and go to "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 add unallocated space to primary partition. Then, click "Apply" button.

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Why Partition Software Is Needed?

Why and how to resize partitions of Windows Server 2003? Primary partition is a key partition on Windows to store data which is used to boot operating system. You will fail to boot operating system if there is no primary partition. RAID 5 is dynamic disk, which has a better performance than hard disk. What if primary partition is running out of disk space on RAID 5? Can you extend primary partition on RAID 5 in Windows 2003? For Windows 2003 users, it would be difficult to extend primary partition on RAID 5 because Windows built-in Disk Management doesn't have the function of resizing partition. Therefore, you need to look for another way to extend the primary partition when it is short of free space on RAID 5 on Windows Server 2003. In such a situation, partition software is usually the best and most effective solution for primary partition resizing.

What If There Is No Free Space on RAID 5?

As mentioned above, if there is free space on RAID 5 partitions, you can easily move some space from other partitions to extend the primary partition by using IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. However, if there is no free space on RAID 5, you can add new disk. The new added disk will be shown as unallocated, so you can add it to extend the primary partition. Please remember that you should not break the RAID 5 array when you want to resize the partition. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server can extend primary partition on Windows 2008 R2 RAID 5 no matter it is NTFS or FAT32 file system.

More Features of IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server

1. Extend system Partition without rebooting
IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server can extend system partition without rebooting Windows Server. Thus, you can save more time when perform partition resizing. In addition, you can also avoid unnecessary data loss due to rebooting.

2. Extend primary partition on all Windows Servers
IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server works on all Windows Server OS such as Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012 R2, Windows SBS 2003, SBS 2008, etc. Therefore, you can use this partition when you want to:
* Extend C drive on Windows Server 2003
* Resize system partition on Windows Server
* Fix low disk space on Windows SBS 2003 system partition
* Expand primary partition or boot partition on Windows Server 2008

Other Way to Extend Primary Partition on RAID 5 Windows 2003

RAID 5 is different from basic hard disk, but the way to extend primary partition on RAID 5 on Windows Server 2003 is similar. Windows built-in Diskpart command can extend disk partition. However, it cannot extend a system partition or FAT32 partition. Therefore, you may fail if you want to rely on the Diskpart to extend system partition or primary partition Windows Server 2003. Besides, Disk Management on Server 2003 doesn’t have function of resizing disk partition. Therefore, if you don’t rely on third-party partition software, you may need to reformat the disk to free up space.


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