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Upgrading disks on existing RAID5

 
Tom Giannoukakis
Occasional Contributor

Re: Upgrading disks on existing RAID5

first of all, thanks to all of you for the great feedback!

Steven - the server has one disk array, with 2 logical drives, one for boot/os and another one for data.

I'm trying to cleanup the mess I inherited :)

thanks
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading disks on existing RAID5

Sounds like your in perfect condition to use the free utility, unless of course your looking to expand your C: drive.

If you just want to expand your data drive, swap the disks... once t hey are alll swapped you will have the free space available to extend your logical drive. Once you extend it to where you want it, in Windows (Yes, i never did ask what OS so i am assuming here..) Disk Management, you should see your data drive and the original partition as well as some "Free space" at the end.


Disk Part info... http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325590

Basically with diskpart...(it drops you into a shell sorta like ftp or telnet)

you run...

LIST VOLUME --> shows a listing of selectable volumes
SELECT VOLUME --> selects the volume you want to extend
EXTEND --> extends the partition on the fly


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)
Tom Giannoukakis
Occasional Contributor

Re: Upgrading disks on existing RAID5

thanks for all the help, I think I'm good to go! Tom
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading disks on existing RAID5

Good to hear. Let us know how things go and/or if you have any other issues.


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)