Extend Primary Partition on RAID 5 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

Augest 4, 2018

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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?

As you have already built RAID 5 on your Windows server, then it is pretty easy to reallocate space from one drive to another.

Table of Contents

1, Expand primary partition c with space from anothe partition

2, Expand c by adding new disk to RAID 5

No matter adding new disk to RAID 5 array or not, you need to use a third-party partition tool IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server.

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If you want to add space to c drive with space from another partition, go with the following guide.

Guide to Extend Primary Partition on RAID 5 using space from another partition.

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server

Step 1:
Right click the large partition to shrink some free space.

Step 2:
Shrink it as photo represents you how to produce free space.

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

free space after shrinking other large server partition

Step 3:
If the free space is just next to u primary partition. Then, right click primary partition and go to "Resize/Move" to get the free space.

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

Steps to resize your disk partition
Steps to resize your disk partition

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Step 4:
Move the arrows to add unallocated space to primary partition. Then, click "Apply" button.

Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition

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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.

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.

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