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Resize RAID in a safe and easy way

Why do Windows server users need to partition RAID? Generally speaking, they need to partition RAID regularly in order to optimize the usage of their server computers. A typical example is the partition on the hardware RAID is running out of space. You may want to rebuild the hardware RAID with a larger hard disk. Then, you need to backup the data to another place, rebuild the hardware RAID and restore the data again. What a time-consuming task! And you might lose your valued data in this process.

Is it possible to partition RAID in a safe and easy way? The answer is yes and this article will introduce a great solution to partition RAID without data loss.

Partition RAID with reliable RAID partitioning software

Now that it is possible to partition RAID, you may want to know the safest and easiest way to partition RAID on your server computer. Taking easy operation and data security into consideration, you need a reliable third-party RAID partitioning tool. Compatible with all levels of hardware RAID, EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition can help you partition RAID on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012 and Non-Server 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/8 32 and 64 bit systems.

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Now, we'd like to talk about how to deal with the case mentioned at the beginning of this article, that is, use EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition to extend the hardware RAID which is out of space without any data loss.

Firstly, insert a new hard disk to the existing hardware RAID and organize this RAID using RAID controller. Then you can have some unallocated space on this RAID.

Step-by-step tutorial to extend this RAID partition with resize and move function built-in EaseUS Partition Master

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition.

2. Choose the partition you want to extend, right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to the size you want.

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3. Don't forget to click Apply.

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