Recently, low disk space issues freaks me out, because I lack professional software knowledge to fix it. My Windows Server 2003 was once configured to have a four drive RAID 5 with a C partition for system and D: partition for data. Since the unreasonable disk space allocation, the free space in C drive is nearly running out. However, there is still 40 GB unused space on the same disk. Therefore, I plan to resize basic disk partition on RAID array for Windows Server 2003. But I have no idea what to realize it. Is there any suggestions?
RAID, the acronym of Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (sometimes alternatively Redundant Array of Independent Disk) is a technology that employs the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve greater levels of performance, reliability, and/or larger data volume sizes. The commonly seen modes include: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 (1+0). Among them, RAID levels 0, 1, and 5 are the most commonly found, and cover most requirements.
Rational partitioning is always beneficial to maximize system performance, and it also applies to RAID array partitioning. During computer use, most users may have come across the situation where certain partition space in the hardware RAID gets really low. And they usually fix the issue by rebuilding the hardware RAID with a larger hard disk. For the sake of data security, they have to make a full backup of data before executing the operation, and then restore data again. As we can see, it is indeed a time-consuming process. Fortunately, users can get highly effective RAID partitioning solutions now – using RAID partitioning software. Here, professional MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is highly recommended for users.
It enables users to move/resize RAID partition under almost all commonly used Windows operating systems. Well then, how to change size of RAID partition under Windows Server 2003 with the suggested software is explained as follows:
Before starting partition resizing, users need to firstly perform software downloading and then install the software to proper location. After that, follow the guidance demonstrated as below:
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface.
2. From the main interface of the software, choose the partition to be managed and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
3. After that, choose a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space to take free space from. Then, drag the sliding handle to take needed capacity of free space. After that, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
4. Returning to main interface of server partitioning software, users can preview partition resizing effect. If it is satisfying, users can click “Apply” button to apply it to computer.
As it presents, it is not that hard to resize basic disk partition on RAID array for Windows Server 2003, if professional server partition software is adopted. Need to manage RAID partition? Download the MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition via the quick link here.