Windows 2008 Low Disk Space on RAID 5

Summary

This page will tell you how to increase size of disk partition on RAID 5 when you receive low disk space warning message on Windows Server 2008.

Andrew Wright

March 12, 2015

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to fix low disk space problem on RAID 5 in Windows 2008.

Windows 2008 Resize RAID 5 Partition

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Do you know RAID 5 disk? What if disk partition is running out of disk space on RAID 5 on Windows 2008? Generally speaking, if you receive low disk space alert message on RAID 5 on Windows Server 2008, you can use partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. This partition software enables you to resize RAID 5 without rebuilding the array or touching any data on the array. This partition software can work on almost all Windows Servers, so you can rely on it to perform partition resizing on Windows Server 2008 easily by using this software.

Steps to Resize RAID 5 on Windows 2008

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

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition so that 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 the partition you need to extend. Then, you can right click this partition and choose "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 space of the selected partition and then click "Apply" button.

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RAID 5 Low Disk Space on Windows 2008

"The C drive on RAID 5 in Windows 2008 PC is running out of disk space, so I want to resize the RAID 5 array. I am wondering if I need to rebuild the array in order to fix the low disks space problem. I don't know how to rebuild RAID 5 array and there is lots of important data on the array. Can you tell me how to rebuild the array if I need to resize the C drive on Windows Server 2008? If possible, I hope somebody can tell me a way with which I can resist the RAID 5 on Windows Server 2008 without rebuilding the array."

"How can I extend size of C drive on Windows 2008 RAID 5? There is only little free space left on the C drive, and another drive on the array does not have much free space too. What can I do to fix the problem?"

Partition Software for C Drive Resizing on RAID 5

RAID 5 is dynamic disk which is different from basic hard disk, but IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server works the same on RAID 5 array to help resize partition when it is running out of disk space. Probably, you can rebuild the array and backup data to resize disk partition when it runs on low disk space. However, as a matter of fact, things can be much easier by relying on the partition software with which you do not need to rebuild array or backup data. This partition software enables you to move free space from other partition on the array to get the C drive extended when it has low disk space problem. This partition software will not do any damage to the original data during partition resizing.

Fix Low Disk Space on RAID 5 Windows 2008

In addition to C drive, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server has the function of resizing any partition when it is running on low disk space. You can use this partition software to move free space from data partition to C drive, and you can also move free space from C drive to data partition. This partition software enables you to fix low disk space and extend disk partition without any influence on the operating system or disk data. This partition software makes it quite easy and convenient to resize disk partition. You do not need to reboot your computer in order perform partition resizing by using this partition software.

Add Disk to Extend Partition on Server 2008 RAID 5

Even if there is no enough free space on other partition on the RAID 5, you can extend the partition by adding new disk. You do not need to rebuild the array. When you add new disk to the array, it will show an unallocated space. Then, you can run the partition software to move the unallocated space to the partition that is running out of disk space. The only thing you need to pay attention is that you need to make sure that the new added disk can be compatible with the RAID 5 array.


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