However, this method will result in a drive configuration that is not fault tolerant. If either of the hard drives in the set fail, all data on the expanded volume will fail as well. If you use this option, you must employ a reliable backup solution (such as mirroring or daily tape backups).
Another option is to use a third-party disk partition tool, such as Norton Ghost. With this tool, you can create an image of the 4 GB partition then restore it to a larger partition on a replacement hard drive. Then all you need to do is physically swap the old drive for the new one and use FDISK to make the new drive's partition active for booting.
Dig deeper on Windows Server Monitoring and Administration
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.