A server I am working on has two 73GB SAS disks (configured as RAID 1). There are two partitions on the 73GB drive and the C: partition is only 15GB or so. This drive is near 100% capacity and I've freed up as much space as I can.
I've purchased two 300GB SAS drives (so I can mirror them as well). I'd like to move the data partition (D:) to the 300GB drives and make C: take up all of the space on the 73GB drives.
I'm comfortable using GParted. My question: After copying the data (D:) to the new partitions on the 300GB drives, can I delete the D: partition on the 73GB and then resize the C:? I've read that Windows may have issues booting after doing something like this, is that right?
I'm also thinking of cloning the C: partition and restoring it onto the new 300GB drives into a larger partition (and basically scrapping the existing 73GB disks). Will that work with Clonezilla? I haven't used it in a long time, so I can't remember if this will work the way I think it will.
EDIT: I fixed the problem over the weekend, so I thought I'd document the process here. The server only had physical space for two drives, so I cloned the original drives which were being mirrored (not individual partitions) to a USB hard disk using Clonezilla. I removed the original drives, put in the new ones, created the mirrored array, and restored the image to the new drives. I booted up the server and everything worked fine. I then restarted with GParted, resized the partitions, reboot, sat through an automatic CHKDSK, and everything worked ok. The only issue was that the data partition was effectively moved, so it had a new drive letter. I changed that through the Computer Management console, rebooted and everything was working perfectly. The whole process took approx 5 hours.... Thanks everyone for your assistance!