Windows Server 2008 has been released for such a long time and many companies have upgraded to this version. Though Windows Server 2008 provides many new features, it still has some disadvantages:
After running Windows Server 2008 for a period of time, you may find that the system C drive running out of space. You cannot install any updates and other applications. System runs much slower, even crash if there is little free space. What will you do if you encountered such problem? Nobody likes to back up everything, delete all volume, recreate larger C drive and restore everything. In that case, you’ll waste the whole happy weekend to rebuild the Server. Many professionals may recall Partition Magic for Windows 2008 Server.
Can you use Partition Magic for Windows 2008 Server?
Server Magic works like Partition Magic and the only difference from Partition Magic is that it runs under Server Edition of Windows NT and 2000. But since being acquired by Symantec, Server Magic has not been upgraded. So it is impossible for Server Magic to extend, resize server partition under any advanced Operating System, such as Windows Server 2008 and later editions.
Partition Magic alternatives for Windows 2008 Server
Comparing with Server Magic, NIUBI Partition Editor Server supports more Server Operating Systems, Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003 (R2) and Small Business Server 2011/2008/2003 are all supported.
It is an ALL-IN-ONE Server disk management toolkit. It performs basic and advanced hard disk partition maintenance, for example, resize partition, merge partitions to optimize disk space usage, copy partition to back up or migrate data, defrag partition and fix file system error to improve server performance. Create, delete, format, hide, explore, convert partition and much more.
Better than other tools, NIUBI Partition Editor integrated unique Roll-Back protection technology, which is able to roll back the server to the status before resizing automatically and rapidly. Operating System and data always keep intact even if power failure or other issue occurred during partition resizing. Because of the unique file-moving algorithm, it is 30% -300% faster than other tools.So NIUBI Partition Editor Server Edition is highly recommended as the best Partition Magic alternative for Winows 2008 Server.
To resize partitions, you just need to drag and move on the disk map to shrink an existing data partition to get some Unallocated space, and then add into C drive or other drive that is full.
Benefits of this Partition Magic Windows 2008 Server
- Enhanced data protection technology helps you resize, merge partition without data loss, even when power off or hardware problem occurred.
- Hot Resize feature helps you extend NTFS partition without reboot Server.
- 30% – 300% faster than any other tools.
- Wipe disk/partition/Unallocated space to protect your data security.
- Changes made on partitions can be previewed before executing.
- Easy to use, just dragging and drawing on the disk map to resize partitions.
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For enterprise users, Enterprise Edition allows unlimited usage within your company to save time and money.