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Expansion complete but unallocated

aksum4
Collector

Expansion complete but unallocated

I have an HP Proliant 380 G5 with p400 array controller on a windows 2003 server, BBWC is installed to allow for live expansion of arrays.  I added two 72GB SAS 15k drives to an existing RAID 5 array consisting of 4 drives.

 

I used ACU to make this configuration change.  ACU now reflects array B (array A is a system mirror) having 6 disks.  The controller state is now blank with messages, meaning processing or queing of parity is done.  After expansion, I extended array B as unallocated space was reflected.  The physical view now reflects the 6 disks of 72 GB, and logical view of (349871 MB, RAID 5).

 

When viewing Computer Management --> Disk Management in windows, I still have 136 GB of space Unallocated

 

Am I missing a step in ACU to finalize this, or must I use a third party disk extender on the Windows side to finalize?

 

There seems to be a gap in the documentation at hand and want to make sure that I am doing this right before going forward.

 

Thanks,

Hylon

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Expansion complete but unallocated

Hi, 

 

yes after the logical drive has been expanded you need to tell the OS about it.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

aksum4
Collector

Re: Expansion complete but unallocated

Thank you Johan,

Hylon