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How to create space on the server c drive

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November 29, 2011 11:15:58 PM

I tried cleaning my Server C:D rive for space, including the deleting showdows copies. now am left with 5GB out of my 60GB C: drive for the server. It does the backup every evening at 8pm and 11pm, the backups are stored on the patition D: drive. can you please help? am running out of options. Many thanks!
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November 30, 2011 1:04:29 AM

Are you saying that you (or someone else) partitioned the drive as C: and D:? If so, then add another hard disk and:

- Copy all files from the D: drive (partition) to it;
- Assign a different drive letter to the D: drive
- Assign drive letter D: to the new drive and recreate the shares if need be
- If everything works properly, then delete the partition that you no longer need
- Extend the C: partition to use the whole drive.

What server OS are you using? Windows 2003 Server?
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November 30, 2011 5:26:49 AM

Johnny Wanma said:
I tried cleaning my Server C:D rive for space, including the deleting showdows copies. now am left with 5GB out of my 60GB C: drive for the server. It does the backup every evening at 8pm and 11pm, the backups are stored on the patition D: drive. can you please help? am running out of options. Many thanks!


I think you need to resize your partition. Is there a large numbers of free space on drive D? If that you could use some third party software to shrink drive D to release some unallocaed space, then add the space into C drive to increase C drive,

May 10, 2012 3:40:19 AM

if your drive d has enough free space, u may get some space by decreasing d drive, and add it to C by using server manager tool.

if not, just do it like what GhislainG say, add another disk for it.
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