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How to resize partition on Windows Server fast and without data loss?

Why resize partition on Windows Server?

Most of the Windows Server users and the technicians have met this problem: the free space on system partition is not enough to install new software; the system is running slowly because the inefficient free space on the disk and it need more space from other partitions. How to improve this phenomenon? One way to optimize the performance of your Windows Server is by resizing Windows Server partition. That is, gather all free space on your hard drive for the existing partition.

To rebuild the Server is not a good idea, no one wants to waist the whole happy weekend. To the companies, longer Server downtime means less income, less customers. In addition, rebuilding the Server may cause data loss. Why not resizing the Server partitions directly?

Is it hard to resize partition on Server?

But for most Windows Server users, resizing Windows Server partition is not an easy work to do but a hard task, which makes most of the people turn help from the professionals. Now, you can resize the partition by yourself with Partition Magic Server software, you just need to drag and move the partitions to resize, all operations can be previewed and cancelled.

Important notes before resizing partition on Servers

A server is a very important part for a company system, which contains loads of significant data and files. If you do partition resizing with unsafe software, your precious multi-media files, your important data would be lost without any chance of recovery, leaving you only sorrow and desperation. So it is very important for IT administrator to resize Windows Server partition with safe partition software.

In technical forums, many professionals recommend Partition Magic Server. Based on the enhanced data protection technology and copy wizard built in Partition Magic Server Edition, it is highly recommended with its excellent advantages while resizing partitions on Windows server. Besides, It is able to extend NTFS system partition without reboot to maximize the server performance and minimize the downtime of the server.

How to resize partition on Server 2000/2003/2008?

It is extremely easy to resize partition on Windows Server. With the absolutely user-friendly interface, the functions of Partition Magic Server Edition are easy to get access to, no matter whether you've got experience in using Partition Magic or not.

Any operations you do on the Server will be listed in the "Operations Pending" column, making sure no changes take place on your partitions before you click "Apply". So if you are not sure about your operation, just close this partition software and nothing will be changed.

Step by step instructions to resize Server partitions:

Step 1, Launch Partition Magic Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.

Resize boot partition

Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.

Shrink data partition

There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.

Unallocated space created

Step 2, Right-click the system partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.

Extend system boot partition

Click "Apply" to proceed, done.

Partition resized

Now you have a "new" Server that can be used for a long time again.

For enterprise users, Unlimited Edition allows unlimited installation within your company to save time and money.

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