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Simon Cope
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Expand/Extending a disk array

I have a ML350 G4 Server running Windows 2003 SP1. The disk array has x3 72.8GB drives in a RAID 5 configuration. I have added an extra drive and expanded the array. In the ACU I can see the original Logical Drive 1(138919MB RAID 5) and then Unused Space (92615MB).

Do I need to now extend the size of Logical Drive 1 in the ACU to be able to see it in Window Disk Management? If so will the extend size be (Logical Drive 1 + Unused space)?
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dms_1
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Re: Expand/Extending a disk array

Hi,

yes after expanding the array you have to extend the logical drive.

It will be seen in the Disk management and you can use diskpart.exe to extend the windows partition in case it is not the system partition (C:)

Regards
Simon Cope
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Re: Expand/Extending a disk array

Thanks. Is the extend size be (Logical Drive 1 space + Unused space)?
KarloChacon
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Re: Expand/Extending a disk array

hi

"Is the extend size be (Logical Drive 1 space + Unused space)?"


yes that is, ACU suggests that space just write down the space MB that ACU suggests I mean the one below the to input (square)

check attached file

regards
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khuyenht
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Re: Expand/Extending a disk array

Does the data in Logical Drive 1 loss when expanded physical and extend the size of logical drive ?
KarloChacon
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Re: Expand/Extending a disk array

hey khuyenht

no at all

what would the idea if you loss your data every time you do that procedure...


regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!