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Re-partitioning a servers hard drive

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by brainwave89, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. brainwave89

    brainwave89 Thread Starter

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    A small business needs help resizing their partition on their servers hard drive. They have run out space on one of their partitions.

    Is there different software needed to resize a partition on a servers hard drive as opposed to pc one would have at home? If so, why?

    I don't know what OS they are running but I will assume it is a Windows Server box.

    Thank you for looking.

    John
     
  2. lotuseclat79

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    Hi John,

    The first order of business is to backup the entire hard drive that needs repartitioning so that any data is not lost.

    One thing that needs to be investigated is why they are running out of space on their server: are there logs out of control, for example. Find out what files are the largest in the file system and why. They may not need a repartitioning if the problem can be found and a limit put on the growth of files - synced up, of course, with the backup scheme (if any).

    Find out what OS (assumptions always open up the way for making mistakes), and how large a disk, and what backup scheme they use.

    -- Tom
     
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