The warning window “You are running out of disk space on Local Disk [drive]. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here” appears more and more frequently on C drive recently, and then I notice that my computer running Small Business Server 2008 responds slower and slower, and even crashes. Those issues directly affect my work efficiency. Therefore, I wonder an easy and safe way to repartition Small Business Server 2008 drive.
Low Disk Space warning aims to alter computer users when their hard drive runs low on available disk space. Well then, what is exact reason causing the issue? How to handle the situation? Generally speaking, users can ignore certain alert information and even disable it in SBS server, if it is for data drives EXCEPT C Drive. However, if users are suffering from low disk space on C drive, they should pay high attention to it. Why do we say so?
To maintain the normal running state of the machine, users need to configure it to have minimum amount of available disk space on the system drive, and 200 MB threshold is usually the one. Once available disk space falls under the value, the system itself will take actions to maintain minimum performance capabilities. Well then, how to fix Low Disk Space on C drive? As a matter of fact, repartitioning drive for Small Business Server 2008 is a great choice.
There are three methods for drive repartitioning:
1. Diskpart command
As a command line integrated with Windows Server 2008, Diskpart enables users to repartition drives under limited circumstances. Moreover, it asks for extremely complicated operations. Thus, it is not the best way to repartition drive.
2. Disk Management tool
Though SBS 2008 has been improved a lot compared with SBS 2003, the built-in Disk Management can extend partition by its Extend Volume feature. But there is a huge drawback of the tool: it can not move partitions. In other words, the feature works well only when the unallocated space is behind target partition. Providing that there is data partition between target partition and the unallocated space, users have to delete it. In such cases, users have to run high risk of data loss. Even if they plan to copy partition data, it is a time-consuming process. Thus, we propose a better way to repartition drive for SBS 2008. It is using server partition manager software 2008. Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is highly recommended.
The recommended software provides several features to repartition drive including: “Move/Resize Partition“, “Extend Partition“, “Merge Partition” and “Split Partition“. Since users need to extend system partition, they can use “Extend Partition” to do the trick. Just follow those steps:
1. Download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to proper location.
2. Run the software to open its main interface:
3. In the main interface, choose system partition to be expanded and click “Extend Partition” in left action panel.
4. Directly choose the unallocated space from “Take Free Space from” tab and drag the sliding handle to take needed capacity of free space. After that, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the server partition magic.
5. If the presented system partition expansion effect is satisfying, users can click “Apply” button to apply it to computer.
Are you endeavoring to find the best way to repartition SBS 2008 drive? If your answer is yes, hurry to try the powerful MiniTool server partition magic and the downloading is available via the quick link here.