Question On Re-sizing My Server Partitions

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awoitte
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Question On Re-sizing My Server Partitions

Postby awoitte » 08 Jan 2016, 00:52

When I free up storage space using system rescue from my largest partition (ntfs) which has 1.35 Tb total, it moves to unallocated but it goes down the list of storage areas, and from what I've read the unallocated storage needs to be next to (or on top?) the partition that I want to add it to (is that correct?). How can I take storage from my large partition and apply it to my fat16 and ntfs file systems that are above it?
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Re: Question On Re-sizing My Server Partitions

Postby gernot » 08 Jan 2016, 05:26

Just add your partition in the unallocated space.
Watch that only four primary partitions allowed.

Gernot

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Re: Question On Re-sizing My Server Partitions

Postby awoitte » 08 Jan 2016, 16:41

Hi Gernot,

Could you be a little more specific when you say add my partition in the unallocated space? I was hoping I would just be able to right click and re-size my partition that I want to add more space to, but when I do there is no space available for me to add to it.

Thanks,

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Re: Question On Re-sizing My Server Partitions

Postby gernot » 08 Jan 2016, 17:13

Way 1:
You have to shrink /dev/sda5 and move it to the right. This takes long time. You have to use a Windows CD to restore sda5 boot again.
Then move the logical drive sda3 to the right.
Then move sda2 a bit to the right.
Then expand the partitions to fill the now unused space.

Way 2:
Shrink sda5
add new partitons as replacemant for sda1 and sda2 as sda6 and sda7.
leave sda1 and sda2 unused.

Gernot

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Re: Question On Re-sizing My Server Partitions

Postby awoitte » 08 Jan 2016, 22:27

gernot wrote:
Way 2:
Shrink sda5
add new partitons as replacemant for sda1 and sda2 as sda6 and sda7.
leave sda1 and sda2 unused.

Gernot


If I follow way 2, will all information and configurations in sda1 and sda2 be transferred to sda6 and sda7?

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Re: Question On Re-sizing My Server Partitions

Postby gernot » 10 Jan 2016, 05:47

Its your job to set up the partition content.
gparted has a copy function.
You can also delete a primary partition and create it in the middle of the HD from a backup.

In your case it would be the best to get some practice on a other harddisc.

Gernot


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