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Resize logical drive in RAID 5

n.tamilselvan
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Resize logical drive in RAID 5

HI , i have hp ml370 server and it has 3 unit of 72GB hdd. There are 2 partitions shown in my computer , that is c:\(24GB) and the second partition is d:\(120GB) . My question is how to resize the c:\ drive by taking space from d:\ . I have tried EASEUS Partition Master Server Edition to resize , but i can't increase the size , it seems like i can't take the space from the d:\ drive , any suggestions ... pls help ...n is there any way in hp Array Configuration Utility. million thanks in advance.

 

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CLEB
Valued Contributor

Re: Resize logical drive in RAID 5

You should be able to do this with a tool like Acronis Disk Director, I have done exactly that with several servers.
wobbe
Respected Contributor

Re: Resize logical drive in RAID 5

google parted magic it's great for these kind of things.
But anyway, you are looking at a time consuming operation that needs to be done offline and for god sake make a good backup!
n.tamilselvan
Occasional Visitor

Re: Resize logical drive in RAID 5

hi cleb , i have tried acronis, but i can't extend the size of c:\ because the partitions shown as 2 different disk, i can't take space from d:\ . Any other way ...
wobbe
Respected Contributor

Re: Resize logical drive in RAID 5

The "partitions" have been made on the raid controller. So as far as I know you can't change the size at the O.S. level. I would make a backup of both disks with some kind of imaging software (Ghost, Acronis, Clonezilla), then reconfigure the controller and then reload the image.
Make sure you check the integrity of the image before you overwrite the original disks!)
Techguys
Occasional Advisor

Re: Resize logical drive in RAID 5

If partition C and D are on the same virtual drive, you can easily resize or extend the partition. It is the same as resizing physical disk partition.
Don't break the RAID and make a backup, see this guide how to resize RAID 5 partition http://www.partition-magic-server.com/resize-partition/resize-raid-5-partition.html