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Extending Disk Space

Jay Cheng_1
Advisor

Extending Disk Space

Hi,

How long will it take to extend a disk drive from 200 GB to 300 GB? And will the data still be accessible during the extension?
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marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Extending Disk Space

hi,

i take it you mean a logical drive, it would help if you provided as much info as possible to help the guys on this forum give an answer - so server type and os, storage platform, size and speed of drives, connection type to storage and how busy array is usually might help.
you have another recent thread open - is this related to this question?

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1334051
Sivakumar MJ._1
Respected Contributor

Re: Extending Disk Space

Check this if any its related.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1006827
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Extending Disk Space

Jay:

The time it takes to extend a disk varies based on several factors...

Speed of the disks, i/o activity, etc.

Assuming you are talking about extending a Logical drive (like on a Smart Array Controller) or a virtual disk (like on an EVA)... with light i/o activity, it should not take very long to go from 200 to 300gb

I/O to the disk device (logical OR virtual) is allowed during the process so your data is available and accessible.

Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Jay Cheng_1
Advisor

Re: Extending Disk Space

Thanks guys, took awhile, but its done and alls good, pity the size cannot be reduced anymore. any other alternative other than erm... reconfigure the array?
Jay Cheng_1
Advisor

Re: Extending Disk Space

Thanks people, its done.