I’m a system administrator of a large transport company, and now we desperately need to expand system volume on the disk so as to maximize system performance and running efficiency. The bad news is that there are lots of significant data stored in the volume, so we dare not randomly try dynamic disk management tools while running high risk of data loss. Thus, we wonder if there is any cost-effective and secure solution for us to resize dynamic system volume on Windows Server 2003. Incidentally, we use a RAID 5 configuration.
It is believed that most users have been disturbed by Low Disk Space issue when they are operating their computer. In such cases, users need to free up some disk space and extend system volume so as to make best use of disk space. Here, we have listed out two commonly used dynamic system volume resizing solutions:
Users who have experienced the built-in disk management tool must know that it owns functional limitations and drawbacks. For instance, only Simple Volume and Spanned Volume expansion operations are allowed in Server 2003. If users need to extend System Volume/Boot Volume/ Mirrored Volume/ Striped Volume/ RAID 5 Volume, they have to find other ways.
Emerging as time requires, powerful partition management software – MiniTool Partition Wizard which is able to manage both basic disk partition and dynamic disk volume is highly recommended for users. Moreover, managed partition or volume data security is ensured to the largest degree, for the software provides trustworthy data protection measures.
The following are the step-by-step operational instructions on how to perform system volume resizing on Server 2003:
Step 1: Download MiniTool Partition Wizard and then install it on computer. After that, run the software to open its main interface:
Step 2: In the main interface of dynamic disk partition magic – MiniTool Partition Wizard, choose the dynamic system volume in mapping area, and then click “Move/Resize Volume” function in “Operations” column.
Step 3: In the interface, drag the black triangles leftwards or rightwards to resize volume. Also, users can directly input needed values into corresponding textboxes to gain the same effect. After that, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
Step 4: Here, users can find that the chosen partition has been resized and a pending operation appears in “Operations Pending” area. If users are content with the effect, just click “Apply” button in the upper left corner.
The exact way to resize Server 2003 dynamic system volume with MiniTool Partition Wizard is explained as above. Need the software? Just access the quick link here.