Resize RAID 1 on Windows server with Partition Magic Server
Partition Magic Server provides both basic and advanced features to manage RAID 1 partition easily without data loss. To resize RAID 1 partition is just the same as resizing physical disk partition. Firstly, Download Free and install the partition magic server on your Window server 2003, then, follow the steps below, you can resize RAID 1 on Windows server 2003 in minutes:
- STEP 1: Download Free and Insert a new hard disk to the existing hardware RAID and organize this RAID using a RAID controller. Then you can have some unallocated space on this RAID.
- STEP 2: Launch IM-Magic Resizer, get free space from other partition, so choose the partition that you want to get free space from, and go to “Move/Resize Partition” to shrink space;
STEP 3: See the unallocated space get close to the system drive
STEP 4: Right click the partition you want to extend, select “Move/Resize” to extend
STEP 5: Click “Apply” to apply all changes and then your system partition would be expanded.
How to Resize Windows 2003 Server Partition Easily without Data Loss?
Partition Magic Free
If you are going to resize partition on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, Partition Magic Free opens up all features to manage your hard disk and partition for free, like resize/move partition, create/delete partition, merge/split partition, copy/delete partition, etc. while if you want to resize Windows server (RAID 1, RAID 5) partition for free with partition magic free, you need to remove the disk from the server and connect it to PCs to do all operations. It sounds a little ridiculous to do like that, so here we will introduce you cost-effective server partition manager to resize RAID 1 partition on Windows server easily without data loss.
Commonly Used Hardware RAID
Hardware RAID employs the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve greater levels of performance, reliability, and/or larger data volume sizes and is widely used Windows servers for many different areas; it makes use of two or more hard drives in order to improve performance, reliability or create larger data volumes and distributes data across several physical disks which look like a single disk. There are three most commonly used RAID array: RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5; also with many kinds of RAID evolved such as RAID 0+1, RAID 1+0, RAID 5+0, RAID 5+0, etc. Below we will introduce what RAID 1 array is.
About RAID 1 Array
Mirroring and Duplexing: Provides fault tolerance from disk errors and failure of all but one of the drives. Increased read performance occurs when using a multi-threaded operating system that supports split seeks, very small performance reduction when writing. Array continues to operate so long as at least one drive is functioning. Using RAID 1 with a separate controller for each disk is sometimes called duplexing.
Is it possible to resize RAID 1?RAID is indeed used to its full potential in emergency services and Professional where data reliability and performance are essential, while is it possible to resize RAID 1 if the partition on it running out of space?
The answer is sure. Here we introduce you Partition Magic Server program to resize RAID 1 partition on Windows server easily and maximize its performance as well as optimize the data reliability.