Now, users can shrink Windows Server 2008 volume with ease. There are two ways for them to choose in order to achieve shrinking volume. Certainly, most users get used to making use of Windows built-in small tool – Disk Management to shrink Windows partition. It’s no doubt that this small tool is quite helpful and convenient. It has several functions including “Format Volume”, “Delete Volume”, “Extend Volume” and “Shrink Volume”. Users can choose the certain suitable function in this useful tool according to their needs.
If users choose disk utility to shrink Windows Server 2008 volume, they had better know that there is a risk of data loss. Since this small tool doesn’t own data protection function, data loss may be caused if users use it to shrink Windows partition without making a data backup in advance. With regard to data security, we would like to suggest users that they should use partition magic to achieve shrinking volume. With a data protection function built in partition magic, it can minimize the risk of data loss. Then, we will show users how to shrink partition with disk utility as well as partition magic.
1. After users entered the “Server Manager” window of Server 2008, they need to right click a target partition and choose “Shrink Volume”.
2. In the pop-up window, users should determine how much space they want to shrink in MB and then click “Shrink” to begin shrinking the target partition.
1. After users successfully installed MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to Server 2008, they can open it first.
2. Choose a target partition in the main interface of this tool and select “Move/Resize” from tool bar.
3. To realize shrinking partition, users should drag the left small black triangle rightwards or the right small black triangle leftwards and then click “OK”.
4. Click “Apply” to execute all pending changes.
After users knew quite clearly about how to shrink Windows Server 2008 volume, they can try shrinking volume now. And we will provide them with the certain page to get this partition magic with ease.