System C drive of your Windows 2008 Server R2 running out of space? Need Partition Magic for Windows 2008 Server R2 to extend the system partition fast and without data loss? This page is what you are looking for.
Short Introduction of Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 is a Server operating system produced by Microsoft. It was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009 and launched on October 22, 2009. According to the Windows Server Team blog, the retail availability was September 14, 2009. It is built on Windows NT 6.1, the same core operating system used with the end-user oriented Windows 7. It is the first 64-bit only operating system release from Microsoft. Windows Server 2008 R2 is an update of Windows Server 2008.
Low disk space on Windows Server 2008 R2
Today’s hard drives feature jaw-dropping amounts of space, but no matter how big your drive is, you’ll be amazed at how quickly application/Windows update installs, browser caches, and temporary files can eat up your free space and clutter your system.
No matter how highly Windows Server 2008 R2 is developed, after running the Server for a period, the system C drive also runs out of space.
System runs much slower and you cannot install any Windows updates and other applications. You need to solve this problem as fast as possible, otherwise the system will crash if there is no little free space.
Can you use Partition Magic on Windows 2008 Server R2?
When talking about the partition software to extend, resize partitions, you may recall Partition Magic, so you may search Partition Magic for Windows 2008 Server R2.
Yes, Partition Magic is considered to be the most popular partition software, but it only works on Windows PC. There is Partition Magic Server edition – Server Magic, but since being acquired by Symantec, it has not been upgraded. So Server Magic is not able to extend, resize server partition under any advanced Operating System, such as Windows Server 2008, 2012, etc.
Partition Magic Alternative for Windows 2008 Server R2
Comparing with Server Magic, NIUBI Partition Editor Server supports more Operating systems, it is an ALL-IN-ONE server disk management toolkit for Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003 (R2) and Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. It performs basic and advanced hard disk partition maintenance, for example, resize partition to optimize disk space usage. Copy partition to back up or migrate data. Defrag, fix file system error to improve server performance. Create, delete, format, hide, wipe, convert partition and much more.
Based on the unique Roll-Back data protection technology, NIUBI Partition Editor can ensure 100% data safety, even if power failure or other hardware issue occurred during resizing. The unique file-moving algorithm helps resize partition much faster than other tools. NIUBI Partition Editor Server Edition is highly recommended as the best Partition Magic alternative for Winows 2008 Server R2.
With this partition software, you just need to drag and move on the disk map to shrink an existing data partition to get some Unallocated space, and then you can extend the system C drive. There is no need to delete or format partitions.
Steps to resize partition and extend C drive on Windows 2008 Server R2
Step 1: Download NIUBI Partition Editor, right click volume D and select “Resize/Move Volume“.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to generate free Unallocated space.
Click OK and back to the main window, where 20GB Unallocated space generated behind C: drive.
Step 3: Right click C drive and select “Resize/Move Volume” again, in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.
Step 4: Click OK, C drive increased to 50GB by holding the 20GB free space from D. Press Apply on top left to execute, done!
If there is not enough free space in D, simply get free space from other drive in the same disk, you just need an additional step to move partition.