Our production server was only set up with one large partition.
I have set up a standby server and properly partitioned it. Now the boss wants the production environment's partition shrunk.
It is an HP DL380 G6
We have 4 hot swap drives in a RAID 5 array.
How best should I go about doing this. Seems like a bad idea to me.
Should I use windows or HP to do the partitioning?
What should I be aware of in a production environment? The idea is to put the site (Inetpub) on a separate partition instead of the C: drive.
How much downtime should I expect?
Is this a terrible idea?
Anything else I have missed?
EDIT/UPDATE: I presented the information I gathered and included the information given here by the users and we are NOT doing the partitioning! THANK YOU! FYI: His idea was to create two partitions so that if the OS failed the data would be safe.
Now the hardest part is going to choose a correct answer for this... You all gave such good information. Make a suggestion in the comments of this question and I will pick one of the answers.