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I've inherited a Dell server that is running out of space on C:. I'd like to quickly and painlessly resize the C drive with partitioning software. However, the RAID card is causing me some troubles. I've resized plenty of desktops in my time, but never a server with hardware RAID.

Can anyone recommend software that is GUARANTEED to work with the Dell PERC 6/i? Hopefully someone has resized the system partition with this RAID card before! :)

Of course, proper backups are available but I'd be more comfortable with a tried and true solution to save the headache of the restore....

Thanks in advance!

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Dell's management tools can do this for your, look to install OMSA. This can be used to grow a virtual disk over free space on the RAID (or add in an additional drives/swap out existing drives, then grow the virtual disk). Windows can resize its own drives or boot from a live CD like gParted for Partition Magic. –  jwbensley Feb 13 '12 at 21:56

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We ended up going with Paragon Partition Manager, it worked like a charm!

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Glad you resolved this issue. Please be sure to mark your answer as "accepted" when you are able. –  jscott Jul 14 '12 at 17:21

I have resized disks on three different Dell servers with EASEUS Partition Master 9.0.0 Server Edition. One with Perc 4i, one with Perc 4s and one with SAS s300 controller.

If you have a full backup beeing able to restore if something wrong happens, I would try that software...

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