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Shrink Windows Server 2003 Partition

  • As time goes on, server technology is growing more and more mature. Server, the network node, stores and processes 80% data and information, so it is also regarded as the soul of network. With the advance of information technology, the role of server is further highlighted and user poses higher and higher requirements over information system's data processing capability and security performance. Usually, server own would create an independent partition for data storage to improve data security. When data partition runs out of free space, user has to free up a large amount of free space by shrinking other partitions and allocates these free space for data partition. It is noteworthy that user is kindly recommended to first stop all application programs before shrinking the handling partition so as to shrink partition more efficiently. Though Shrink Partition helps manage partition, this operation is failed to be covered by Windows server 2003 built-in disk management tool. Fortunately, user can turn to third-party partition magic to successfully and safety shrink partition. As to partition magic, I would like to recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard, a brilliant partition magic able to shrink Windows server 2003 partition, delete partition, wipe partition and format partition, etc.

    Server maintenance
    The following points should be emphasized for daily server maintenance:
    1. As the base of server normal operation, the significance of server is conspicuous. Therefore, user must timely install system patches to secure data safety.
    2. There are many network services on server, such as WWW, DNS, DHCP, SMTP and FTP, etc. Along with the diversity of network service, system is susceptible to chaos resulting in poor security performance and user always needs to reset server parameters to ensure server security and server normal operation.
    3. Database is important data source of server storing an awful amount of precious data. User must periodically maintain database to five full play to computer performance and copy database by burning it onto CD for permanent storage and data recovery in the event of server fault.

    Shrink Windows 2003 partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard
    Now I am to give a demonstration on shrinking partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard partition magic:
    First download MiniTool Partition Wizard at https://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html for free and install it to computer.
    Launch this partition magic to meet following interface.



    Select the desired partition and click "Move/Resize" at the toolbar.



    Shrink partition size by dragging the left/right-oriented arrows or directly entering precise values. After setting, click "OK".



    Click "Apply" to execute pending operation and finish Shrink Partition with this partition magic.