Partition Magic or similar program on svr2003?

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  1. strange_wu

    strange_wu Large Member

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    My exchange server is running out of space on the c: drive which is locking up the server. Whoever installed server 2003 left only 5 gigs for the c: drive, which would be ok, but anytime a service pack or anything downloads it completely fills up the drive.

    Have any of you used a partitioning program on server 2003? Would you trust using partition magic on a production server?
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    As long as you're running regular backups of the server, including the OS, PartitionMagic is certainly worth a try. I've used it several times effectively. Whether or not PM will run on Windows Server is another matter, though.
     
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    I would trust ghost over PM anyday. And since you should back up the system drive anyway, why even bother with PM?
     
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    I ended up moving the page file to a different disk, so I don't think I'll have to reimage or repartion. Thanks for the help though.
     
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    Is the page file on a physically-separate disk, or is it just on another partition of the same disk? If it's on a separate disk, great. If it's on the same disk, even a different partition of the same disk, move it to a different disk. Using multiple-partitioned hard drives is a bad idea from a performance standpoint.
     

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