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I have my velociraptor and I've deleted content off it so I'm only using 100 GB. I'm looking at a ssd on sale that's 120 GB. I've heard I should use gparted to make the partition small enough so I can run a backup of my say 110 GB partition, install ssd, and then restore my backup to ssd. BUT idk what I'm doing. If I go to disk management in WIN 7 I can only shrink by 1.8 GB. So would someone who knows more about this please explain what program I should use, or is it a matter of moving all my data to the inner/outer tracks to make the smaller partition.
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in disk management, you can just right click on the volume and click "shrink volume"
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A great tool for managing partitions is G-Parted, works great, I use it at work on all our servers.
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Originally Posted by greatonekb View Post
in disk management, you can just right click on the volume and click "shrink volume"
Like I stated in the first post, I can only shrink by 1.8 GB according to windows, which isn't enough cause I need to drop over 100 GB.
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A great tool for managing partitions is G-Parted, works great, I use it at work on all our servers.
Ok, can you give a walk through of how to use the live CD? Or some things I should look out for? It's a tool I haven't used. My job is a network admin, I don't get much time with the server hardware.
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windows sucks because it stores windows critical items near the end f the hard drive. use perfect disk and check defrag upon next start. this will now allow you to shrink the volume by what you want.
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Well, I used Gparted to shore up the partition, it didn't start right away, so I used windows startup repair and it fixed things enough to get me there, then let my defrag work for 6 hours putting all the files in a resemblence of order after gparted threw them all around. Just waiting for ssd to come on friday.
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