In my Windows Server 2003 computer, the system partition volume is 20 GB, and I frequently receive Low Disk Space warning when operating the partition. However, I need to store both software and system data on it. How to rapidly expand server partition without affecting managed partition data security?
Generally speaking, users have to configure system partition to have minimum amount of available disk space, if they want to keep the machine in a normal running state, and 200 MB threshold is usually the one. Providing that the free disk space falls under the value, the system will take measures to maintain minimum performance capabilities. Extending partition capacity is the best way to fix low disk space on C drive. Use Windows Server 2003 Disk Management snap-in or 3rd party server partition management software?
Facing partition extension issue, most computer users think of using Windows built-in Disk Management tool. To better explain it, we have displayed its main interface:
As users can see, only simple partition management functions are available in the snap-in: Create/delete/format partition, assign drive letter, mark a partition as active, change partition label, and check file system integrity. Obviously, there is no function to increase the size of partition. Therefore, users have to take indirect way to perform partition expansion: Firstly, delete partition and then use gained free space to recreate a larger partition. It is believed that no one would like to run high risk of data loss. As a matter of fact, resorting to third party server partition magic – MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is a nice solution.
The recommended software has several eye-catching highlights: comprehensive disk/partition management functions, wide compatibility, high reliability and excellent operability. Take the partition management features as an example. Users can use the software to extend system partition even if there is no unallocated space or the space is not adjacent to it. Here, the detailed operational guidance is given for users’ further understanding:
First step: Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition and then install it to proper location. After that, run the software to open its main interface:
Second step: In the main interface of the software, choose target system partition and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
Third step: Expand “Take Free Space from” tab and then specify a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space to take free space from. Then, drag the sliding handle to take free space. After operations are done, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
Fourth step: In the main interface, click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to make final confirmation.
It is indeed easy to extend system partition for Windows Server 2003 with the recommended disk partitioning software. Thus, hurry to experience excellent performance of MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition.