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DL380 on Array 5i for logical drive extension

JamesL
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DL380 on Array 5i for logical drive extension

I have 3 HDD on RAID 5, i added 1 HDD and extend the logical drive.
Now, there is this status msg that dont go away and it say I/O in q.....
In my win 2003 svr, drive manager, how can extend the logical drive.
5 REPLIES
Ruslan
Respected Contributor

Re: DL380 on Array 5i for logical drive extension

Describe the type of your disk - basic or dynamic. Based on your answer suitable tool will be advised
JamesL
Contributor

Re: DL380 on Array 5i for logical drive extension

Logical Disk in Windows Drive mgr is now basic, there is this avail spae for me to create a new partition. my aim is to extend it without damaging the data
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 on Array 5i for logical drive extension

Are you looking to extend the C: drive? or a separate data drive on the same Logical drive?


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)
JamesL
Contributor

Re: DL380 on Array 5i for logical drive extension

I want to extend c: drive to fill up the remaining 29GB. Please find attached.
Also, in my ACU, it has been days when i extend the size and i still have the 'status message", any way to resolve it? please find attached
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 on Array 5i for logical drive extension

In order to extend the system drive, you will need to do one of several different things...

1. Backup your system with Ghost, or similar... recreate the Array and Logical drive... Re-image the machine.

2. Find a 3rd party utility like or similar to Partition Magic to modify the partition structure. It is questionable whether or not PM works with Windows Server 2003, but the general concensus is that it does not. I am not aware of the utilities used by others for this, but I know there are a couple.

3. Create a "D:" partition or mount the extra space as a folder/mountpoint on the C: drive.


There is no easy way to expand your System/OS drive. Data drives on the other hand are easily expandable/extendable via diskpart.exe.


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)