Want to extend partition in server 2012 r2but worry about data loss? This page will show you how to repartition server without data loss.
Partitioning is the practice of dividing a drive into different sections, much like sections of organizations. There are different departments which belong to one organization but different experts are found in each department like a department for accounting another for human resource etc.
Partitioning a hard disk makes it possible to store data in different areas of the same hard disk.
A hard disk drive, also known as a hard disk or fixed disk, is an electromechanical data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using some rigid rapidly rotating disks that are coated with magnetic material. Simply put, a hard disk is a storage device which contains different parts.
Now to the big question, why repartition Server 2012 R2? The essence of repartitioning any server is to prevent or reduce data loss in the eventuality of a disk error. Since the hard disk drive has been partitioned, some data can easily be retrieved on another computer.
Traditionally, server 2012 R2 edition does not support disk partitioning so attempting it at all may put you at the risk of losing the data stored in the server.
Repartitioning a hard drive is important especially when your hard disk partition is low on space. But attempting to repartition server 2012 R2 may put you at risk of losing all or some of your data stored in the server as it would require you to format the disk.
Thankfully, there is a way out! In fact, two ways out! With IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition and IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited Edition, you can safely repartition volume without formatting, thus, preventing the loss of data stored in the drive.
The IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server Edition is a web-based free trial available to anyone who wishes to repartition server 2012 R2 or any other drive. While the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited Edition, on the other hand, is a downloadable freeware that allows you unlimited access to repartitioning volume without data loss.
These tools enable you to perform the following options seamlessly without data loss on your server 2012 R2 and any other server.
5.Change drive letter and paths
And a whole lot more!
My personal favorite is the 100% roll-back feature in the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited Edition. It helps in cases where your PC shuts down unexpectedly while shrinking or repartitioning a hard drive. This roll-back feature will help protect your data from loss by restoring it when your PC comes back online.
These tools are very easy to use. As easy as a walk in the park! Let’s take a walk!
First, you have to download the program, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited Edition.
Second, install and launch the application.
Third, locate a partition with large volume.
Fourth, right-click the partition and drag the border to free up some unallocated space.
Steps to resize your partition when you can not extend volume
Fifth, simply apply changes to effect the change you made.
That’s all! Yeah, you’re done. Easy, yes? I know!