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Software to re-size partitions on RAID

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Does anyone know of a program that allows you to resize the partitions on a RAID array without re-formating, ect? I looked at Partition Magic 8, but it specifically says it does not work on RAID volumes.

I need to re-install the OS on my main system (in my sig) as it got fragged somehow (it's Windows, does it need a reason? lol) and I realized, for some reason, I set the partition for the OS at 10GB, normally I set it at 20GB to keep Windows from getting to spread out. I was thinking about testing the built in video recording software in Vista to see if it was better than BeyondTV (not likely, but, I'd like to test) but a "fresh" install of Vista is 9GB or so, and that was before SP1 no way it will live happy on my partition.
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Nothing?

Wow....that presents a problem.......
post #3 of 8
You will need to verify if it works with Raid, but I have seen this recommended elsewhere for the same thing.

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Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8.0 works with raid (I created my vista partition from my original xp raid install)
post #5 of 8
You can actually do that within Vista.
Control Panel > additional options > System and Maintenance > Administrative tools > computer management > storage > Disk Management
Right click disk and select "Shrink volume"
Then repartition the new unpartitioned space. Tah dah

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They actually did put some new features in vista besides a slick gui
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Originally Posted by xdaseinx View Post
YES
They actually did put some new features in vista besides a slick gui
But how does it WORK?

Thanks for all the help guys, I'm actually gonna be trying out Ubuntu first, but the info is really gonna help me out.

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post #7 of 8
You have to shrink the partition that you want to take the space from, then merge it with the partition you want to add space to
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gparted will work as well. It's a linux bootable cd that will partition ntfs. Plus it's free.
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