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chris_873
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smart array 641 controller

I have 3 36gb drives configured in a raid 5 array providing a C and D drive. My C drive hosts the SBS 2003 OS and apps and is near capacity while D has very little data on it. Is it possibleto increase C drive and decrease D: respectively so that C drive has more breathing space?
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: smart array 641 controller

Chris:


You will ned some 3rd party application, something similar to Partition Magic, to perform the task you want. I believe there is some partition tool that works with Windows Server edition, as last I heard, Partition magic was not suitable.

There is no built in functionality in Windows or with HP Software to do this on a Smart Array Controller, at least none that I know of anyway.

Are C: and D: seperate logical drives? or are they 1 logical drive with 2 Windows partitions?


Steven
Steven Clementi
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chris_873
Occasional Visitor

Re: smart array 641 controller

Hi Steven C and D are two partitions within the array. There are no other partitions.
e4services
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Re: smart array 641 controller

Ah, SBS. It has the bad tendency to install everything in one partition and use only the space it was installed in. I know it took us some work to get around this with one customers new install. Now if you could warp the partition allocation around, would SBS hickup? Who knows. I would look into moving things onto D: to utilize the space and ease your expansion when you add more space later. It can be done. Search in the SBS support at Microsoft.
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