Extend Server RAID 5 C Drive

Summary

This page will discuss the topic about RAID 5 C drive extending when it is running out of disk space on Windows Server 2003 2008 2012, etc.

Andrew Wright

Oct 13, 2014

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to extend the C drive space on RAID 5 when there is no available space on Windows Server.

Fixing Low Space on C Drive on RAID 5

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When C drive is running out of disk space on RAID 5 in Windows Server, you can move some space to extend C drive. If there is no free space on RAID 5, you can add new disk extend RAID 5. The new added disk will show as unallocated space. If you want to add the new added disk space to extend C drive on RAID 5, you need to rely on third-party partition software. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is such partition software to help you resize RAID 5 space without rebuilding the RAID array or reformatting the disk.


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4 Steps to Extend RAID 5 C Drive on Windows Server

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

Step 1:
Download, install and launch IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server on your computer. Right click a partition that has enough free space and choose "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition to 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 C drive. And then, right click C drive and select "Resize/Move" option.

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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 C drive and click "Apply" button.

 

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RAID 5 Is Running out of Disk Space on Windows Server

"I created a single RAID 5 array to install operating system and store data on Windows Server 2008. Recently, the RAID array is nearly full but I don't want to rebuild the RAID array. Can I extend the RAID 5 space without reinstalling system or rebuilding the array?"

"System partition is running out of disk space on Windows Server 2003 RAID 5. Another partition D drive on RAID 5 still has some free space, so I want to move some free space from D drive to the system partition. I tried to open Disk Management, but there is no extend volume option on Windows Server 2003. Is there any other way to extend RAID 5 system partition on Windows 2003?"

"Please help! I want to extend the C drive space on Windows Server 2008 RAID 5, but there is no available space on the RAID 5. Do I need to reinstall the system and rebuild the RAID 5 if I want to extend the C drive space? The problem is that I don't know how to install operating system. Can you give me some help?"

Extend RAID 5 C Drive without Rebuilding

As a matter of fact, you can extend C drive on RAID 5 on Windows Server without rebuilding the array. If there is existing free space on other partition on RAID 5, you can shrink other partition to produce some unallocated space. And then, you can easily add the unallocated space to C drive by relying on IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. In this situation, you should not break the RAID array. If there is no existing free space on RAID 5, you can also add a new disk. The new disk will show as unallocated space behind RAID 5, so you can run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to add the unallocated space to extend C drive without rebuilding RAID 5 array.

Windows Server Extend C Drive on RAID 5

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is compatible with Windows Server OS to extend C drive on RAID 5, so you can completely rely on this partition software to fix low disk space issue on RAID 5 on Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and more. This partition software works magic to resize the RAID 5 disk without touching even a single data on the partition. In addition, this partition software will not do any damage to the operating system during partition resizing, so you can resize hard disk without reinstalling the system or worrying about system crash.

Windows SBS Expand RAID 5 C Drive

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server also supports other Windows Server OS like Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2012, etc. With the partition software, you can extend C drive on Windows SBS RAID 5 without backup data, because the software provides safe and reliable method to perform the partition resizing. Besides C drive, the partition software also enables you to resize other volume like data partition, primary partition and boot partition no matter it is NTFS or FAT32 file system. The partition software allows you to resist the disk partition in a short time without rebooting your computer.

You can also use this partition manager to extend C drive Windows 2003 VMware, 2008 VMware, 2012 VMware, etc.

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