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LE - Change partition size with RAID 5 ????

RAID 5
C: 4 GB - 100 Mb free
D: 164 GB - 15 GB free
Is there any way to rebuild the C: partition with the available space ? 15 GB ? Could i create a new partition (Z:), copy all what i have in the C: drive, switch the map letters and boot ? Perhaps, i could get in troubles, but if someone tried something similar.... we never know.
Thank You,
Luís

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  • luisesteves Jan 02, 2008

    And if i install a new HD, install Win and boot from that new HD, keeping the data on d:

    Because here i'm thinking in less downtime possible, as this server works 24/24.

    Thank You

    Luís

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Hi, to partition a drive you would lose all information on it,
for example if i had

c: 40gb
d: 40gb
if i delete the c: partition i could make 2 partitions of for example 20gb without losing the information on d:
but for what you have you would be better deleting both partitions and recreating as one big one or to your preferences, either way you will have to install windows again, as windows will not work copying it from c: to d: .
Hope this helps

John

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

  • John Anderson
    John Anderson Jan 02, 2008

    Hey, if you install a new hard drive, install windows & most programs, you can back up important information on d:

    that will work fine :-)



    John

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