Looking for best Windows Server partition manager to manage your Server disk partitions? In this article, I'll introduce the full featured partition manager for Windows Server 2008/2003 and SBS 2011/2008/2003.
Windows Server partition manager - Acronis Disk Director
Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Server is a disk management product for performing advanced disk layout operations. It inherits all the functionality of the previous version and adds exciting new capabilities like Dynamic Disk and GPT disk support, spanning a volume across multiple disks and much more.
Windows Server partition manager - Aomei Partition Assistant Server
Aomei Partition Assistant is easy to use yet comprehensive partition manager software and disk management tool for Windows-based systems. It provides a set of integrated features to address your diverse needs with a high degree of data protection.
Windows Server partition manager - Partition Magic Server
Partition Magic Server is an ALL-IN-ONE Server disk management tool for Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 and Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011 (32 and 64 bit).
It allows users to resize partition, extend partition, split/shrink, merge partitions without reinstalling, losing data or rebooting.
Advantages of these Windows Server partition manager
With these Windows Server partition manager, when system C drive is running low and 'Low Disk Space' warning pops up, you just need to drag and drop on the disk map to shrink any data partition to get some free Unallocated space, and then you can easily extend C: drive without reinstalling. All data keep intact.
Windows Server partition manager, such as Partition Magic Server and Partition Assistant Server provides copy (clone) feature, so you can easily copy the old small hard disk to backup, replace when disk failure or migrate without reinstalling Windows. (For a Windows Server, it is important to always keep it online.)
With other basic and advanced partition manager features such as create, format, delete, wipe, set Active, hide/unhide partition, convert Primary partition to Logical and vice versa, you can better maintain the Server maximize its performance.
How to resize partition with Windows Server partition manager
The operations to resize partition are similar with the partition managers listed above, here is an example how to shrink D and extend C with 'Resize' feature of Partition Assistant Server.
Launch this partition manager, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server, free space, used space and other properties of each partition.
Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it. There will be some Unallocated space created behind the system partition.
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. Click 'Apply', done. Is it easy? :-D
Windows Server partition manager resources
- How to extend Windows Server partition?
- How to merge partitions in Windows Server?
- How to resize RAID 1 partition on Windows Server?
- How to copy hard disk in Windows Server?
- How to split Windows Server partition without data loss?