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Expanding the c drive on a bl20p

cmellor
Advisor

Expanding the c drive on a bl20p

Hey was wondering if its possible to take out the second drive in a mirror set and replace it with a bigger drive wait for the mirror to rebuild then take out the first drive and change it. Once the mirror set has rebuilt can you use like partition magice to expand the size of c drive.

Has anyone done and or can anyone point me to a how-to that can explain this. Will putting the disk in dynamic mode help?

Thanks
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Expanding the c drive on a bl20p

for hardware portion
search for: Upgrading Disk Drive Capacity
http://www.icare.hp.com.cn/TechCenter_StaticArticle/8584/11183.pdf

few steps from ACU and after disk movement from OS
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Expanding the c drive on a bl20p

instead disk movement you can try third party application
cmellor
Advisor

Re: Expanding the c drive on a bl20p

Ok thanks for the help. Here is what I did.

Had a 2 disk 18GB mirror set. Only 25MB of free space left.

I replaced the 18GB with 72GB dives by breaking the mirror.

Then logged into the server and ran the ACU utility. extended the logical partition. which was easier then i thought.

Then loaded partition magic 7.0 and resized the C: drive and then rebooted. Bam 50GB available now.

Thanks again