The hard disk 1 in my computer running Windows Server 2003 is partitioned into C and D, E, F and an unallocated partition. OS is on the C drive with only 20 GB. Space in C drive is now really low. I have cleaned up useless files in the drive and uninstalled some space-hungry applications, but the disturbing situation does not get improved. How to partition a server hard drive securely and easily?
To store data to a brand new hard disk, users ought to carry out disk formatting and partitioning. Disk formatting refers to certain process of preparing a storage device such as a hard disk drive, solid-state drive, floppy disk or USB flash drive for initial use. Disk partitioning is certain operation dividing the device into multiple logical storage units, namely partitions and those partitions can be formatted with different file systems according to actual demands. While, it doesn’t mean that a hard disk only needs original partitioning operation during its service time. Here, computer users are supposed to grasp the meaning of the concept repartitioning.
Here are some examples needing repartitioning:
1. The specified partition fails to accommodate needed data because partition is sized to small. At this time, partition extending is needed.
2. When a partition which was originally formatted with FAT can not cater for practical demands, computer users need to convert FAT partition to NTFS.
3. When there are two similar partitions on the same disk, users can perform partition merging so as to make data management more flexible.
There are heaps of partitioning issues existing in the process of using server computer. Well then, how to get a server hard drive repartitioned? Windows provides partitioning tools including Disk Management tool and diskpart command (which share the same essence). Those tools have functional limitations and defects. Moreover, the latter is complicated to operate. Once mistaken operation is done, users may get stuck in unexpected troubles. As a matter of fact, a piece of server partitioning software can effectively help with disk partitioning or disk repartitioning issues.
At this time, the selection of software becomes crucial. Here, professional MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is of high recommendation. It has gained wide prevalence by virtue of comprehensive disk and partition management functions, high reliability, excellent security and outstanding operability. To let users have a better understanding, we would like to introduce how to split a partition in Server 2003.
After finishing software downloading and installation, users need to launch the software and take the following steps to realize partition splitting.
1. From the main interface of the server partitioning software, choose target partition from disk mapping area and click “Split Partition” from left action panel.
2. Here, resize original partition and new partition by dragging split line between two partition handles. Then, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
3. Here, users can see that partition M: is split into two parts: partition M: with new size and partition N, but it is only preview effect. To apply partition splitting effect, users need to click “Apply” from upper left corner.
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