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Shane McAnuff
Occasional Advisor

Extend drive from SAN

I have a MS Exchange 2003 server running on MS server 2003, my exchange mail box is mounted on the SAN with 200GB, I want to extend the drive from 200GB to 300GB but windows see the 100GB and a different volume, how can I let windows extend the 200GB and add the 100GB?
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IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Extend drive from SAN

Hi,
you should use the diskpart command:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B325590&x=16&y=13
the pain is one part of the reality
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Extend drive from SAN

Shane:

Assuming you mean the server see's a disk with 2 partitions on it... (1 disk with 1 200GB parition and 1 100GB partition or Free Space)

Simple...

1. Stop your Exchange Services
2. From a command prompt, run diskpart.exe
3. Run the following to find and select the disk/partition you need to extend...

list disk
select disk # (where # is the number of the disk you want to extend)
list partition
select partition # (where # is the partition you want to extend, usually the first partition)
extend
4. Restart the Exchange services.
5. done.

If you see 2 separate disks in the Windows Disk Manager, then you did something wrong while expanding your disk... assuming you expanded your existing disk.

What storage array are you using?


Steven

Steven Clementi
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