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Partitioning the hard drive after loading SBS 2008

rodger myles
Advisor

Partitioning the hard drive after loading SBS 2008

Anyone know how to partition a 1TByte RAID 1 (single partition) without reinstalling or affecting the OS?

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Peter Jam
Frequent Advisor

Re: Partitioning the hard drive after loading SBS 2008

Roger,

First this Caution from MS: If the partition is a raw partition (that is, one without a file system) that contains data (such as a database file), shrinking the partition might destroy the data.

You can right click on Computer and select mange, then Disk management and there is a selection to shrink the volume, see attached jpeg.

Partiton Magic does sell software that they say will do this, check out this link:

http://www.partition-magic-server.com/resource/shrink-extend-server-2008.html

 

 

rodger myles
Advisor

Re: Partitioning the hard drive after loading SBS 2008

Well I think I have some progress by doing it whilst loading SBS 2008. However the state of the RAID 1 after managing to partition the C; drive from Windows install seems to be "REBUILD". Is this something that will go away when it is done or do I need to take action?