resize partition - Win2K Server


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David

Hi,

I simply need to resize an NTFS partition on a Win2K Server machine but I
don't want to pay $500 for the "server" versions of some of these products.
Are there any freeware/shareware products that will resize partitions? Even
paying something like $50 is not a problem as long as it also works with
Win2K _Server_.

Thanks for any advice.

David
 
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philo

David said:
Hi,

I simply need to resize an NTFS partition on a Win2K Server machine but I
don't want to pay $500 for the "server" versions of some of these products.
Are there any freeware/shareware products that will resize partitions? Even
paying something like $50 is not a problem as long as it also works with
Win2K _Server_.


Here's the deal: Server Magic will work...but it's expensive as you know.

The catch 22 is that to be on the safe side...you need to back up your data
before you repartition...
even with a relatively safe utility.

Since you need to backup your data...you may as well skip third party
utilities altogether
and just backup...then destructively repartition
 
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leew [MVP]

philo said:
Here's the deal: Server Magic will work...but it's expensive as you know.

The catch 22 is that to be on the safe side...you need to back up your data
before you repartition...
even with a relatively safe utility.

Since you need to backup your data...you may as well skip third party
utilities altogether
and just backup...then destructively repartition

I agree - it would be foolish to resize partitions without backups
(especially on a server). Most partitioning tools will try to caution
you that while they say it's safe, you should STILL have a good backup.

You might want to look into Partition Commander Pro -
http://www.v-com.com/product/Partition_Commander_Pro_Home.html - it
costs $300 but includes a technician's license for use on an unlimited
number of computers and works on Servers and Workstations. I've used an
earlier version and found it effective.

You can also look into BootIt NG -
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html - I've not used it but
I've heard some good things...

-Lee
 
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kimjiongs

Hi bean123,

I am a older user of EASEUS Partition Manager. Yes, it is a good
partition tool for me. Now, another edition named EASEUS Partition
Manager Server Edition can run on your server,David. If you are having
your first try, you can have a back up of your important file and have a
try. You will be surprised. First and for most it is cheap with coupon
code.


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I want recommend Partition assistant which is also a very good software, compare to Easeus it is much smaller but also reliable, here provide the detailed tutorial: http://www.partition-magic.org/windows-server-2003/resize-partition-windows-server-2003.html
 

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