When Server 2012 C Drive is running out of space or when new disk for this Server system needs to be partitioned, Partition Expert Server Edition is capable of managing disk partition free space without data loss, I mean no matter it’s extending partition with free space from other partition, or shrinking partition to create unallocated space for new volume, this partition managing software is a better solution to Server Disk Management, here’re some resources for managing Server disk in Partition Expert
When you are creating a partition in Windows Server 2012, an error message says: We couldn’t create a new partition… Microsoft has an official guide on how to solve this problem in diskpart command lines, you can follow this guide to overcome this problem, or just download Partition Expert to create partition with ease
Moving data to another disk might be a solution for home users to resize low disk space partition, but for most of the Server administrators, who would prefer a better solution. Like many other users from this forum had mentioned that Disk Management is not able to maintain data if you’re about to use the Extend Volume option when there’s no unallocated space on the disk. There’s only one way to create that space, Delete Volume, on a basic disk
May you already know how to solve the Disk management convert to GPT disk option greyed out problem in Windows Server 2012 R2, we can actually use Partition Expert to completely replace Server disk management, taking converting to GPT disk operation for example, Partition Expert can finish the conversion without losing data while Disk management has no option but to delete all partitions on the MBR disk.
If you have many disks, you can use Raid Controller to combine them into a single large-capacity hard disk. Its speed is not simply 1+1+1+1=4; it’s 122*2=8! That’s why many windows server users use Raid Controller. Raid0, Raid 1 Raid 3, and Raid 5 are commonly used. For more information, you can check Microsoft. If Windows server 2012 raid disk partition contains that much capacity, how to partition resize?
To free up C Drive space is always the first operation on seeing low disk space warning on Server 2012, but how to free up space on C Drive? According to system information, we should delete some file on C Drive to free up more space, but the thing is we have no idea what kind of file to delete, it’s risky to do the operation in a random way. So there must be many options on how to free up space on C Drive except simply deleting.
To create Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Space, you need to install disks on your server system, we can use “source disks” to name them, and then we put source disks into storage pool, makes them look like a large disk; when we want to create new disks or partitions, we take virtual disks from the pool with capacity we want, and we can make partitions in the virtual disk. That’s how storage space works.