Windows SBS 2003 Tries to Use Unallocated Disk Space on RAID 5

Summary

This article will guide you to use partition software to resize disk partition on RAID 5 with existing unallocated space on SBS 2003.

Andrew Wright

Jan 13, 2015

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Adding Unallocated Space to SBS 2003 RAID 5 Partition

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Disk partition is running out of disk space on Windows SBS 2003 RAID 5? Cannot add existing unallocated space to the partition that runs on low disk space? What you need is a professional partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. This partition software enables you shrink partition to create unallocated space or add existing unallocated space to the partition which is running out of disk space. This partition software can work on Windows SBS 2003 and other Windows Servers to resize system partition or data partition without any influence on original data or operating system.

Steps to Add Unallocated Space to RAID 5

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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 and choose "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
Shrink the selected partition to create some unallocated space (if there is existing unallocated space, you can skip to step3 after running the software).

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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 to the partition that is running out of disk space. 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 add the unallocated space to the selected partition and click "Apply" button.

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How to Add Unallocated Space to RAID 5 Partition?

Have you run into the problem about low disk space on RAID 5 partition in Windows SBS 2003? Here are some cases about the SBS 2003 low disk space problem:

"There are two partitions and an unallocated volume on my Windows SBS 2003 RAID 5 disk. Now, the C drive is running on low disk space, so I want to add the unallocated space to the C drive. However, when I right click the C drive, there is no option to format or partition the disk. How can I add the unallocated space to C drive on Windows SBS 2003?"

"I receive low disk space warning on Windows SBS 2003 RAID 5 system partition. There is only little free space on the system partition, but there is much free space on the rest partitions D drive and E drive. So I am wondering if I can move some free space from D drive or E drive to the system partition. Can anybody give me a hand?"

Extend RAID 5 C Drive (System Partition) with Existing Unallocated Space SBS 2003

If there is existing unallocated space on the RAID 5, you can run the partition software to move it close to the C drive system partition. Then, you can add the unallocated space to the C drive to get it extended. It sounds easy, but you should pay attention that you have to move the unallocated space close to the system partition before you can extend the partition. With the partition software, you can move partition and extend partition easily without touching even a single data stored on the disk. Therefore, you can completely rely on this software to perform partition resizing when you are running into low disk space problem on RAID 5 C drive system partition on Windows SBS 2003.

Extend RAID 5 Partition When There Is No Existing Unallocated Space

If there is no existing unallocated space on the RAID 5, you can rely on the partition software to squeeze some from the partition that still has enough free space. If there is no free space on other partitions on the RAID 5, you can also add new disk to the RAID 5. The new added disk will show as unallocated space, so you can directly add the space to the partition that runs on low disk space. When adding new disk, you should add disk that can be compatible with the RAID 5. By using the partition software, you have no need to backup data, formatting disk and rebuild the array to reallocate disk space.

More Features of IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server

With help of this partition software, you can:
>> Resize system partition on Windows Server 2003 2008 2012
>> Fix low disk space on Windows Servers C drive
>> Increase the size of disk partition without formatting
>> Extending partition without rebooting computer
>> Expand C drive without reinstalling system
>> Resize hard disk without losing any data
>>100% safe and risk-free from any virus


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