Expand Disk

 
CA806597
Occasional Advisor

Expand Disk

Is it possible to expand a disk? Doesn't look like it to me. And if one can't what the best strategy to mange disks and volumes so one doesn't later face problems with storage limitations? I tried to expand the volume but it complained that no disk space is free on the disk and expanding the disk I got the Windows Disk Manager and there I couldn't find anything for expansion.
Appreciate your help.
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Jon Paul
Trusted Contributor

Re: Expand Disk

Hi

It is possible to expand/extend disks and volumes depending on the hardware you have. Some Fibre Channel arrays (EVA, MSA, ...) allow you to expand/extend the disk under the filesystem. Otherwise the OS will let you create a dynamic disk which can be spanned across multiple physical disks.
Without more info on your hardware/software config it's hard to say which would be best.
CA806597
Occasional Advisor

Re: Expand Disk

I have a NAS2000s running Windows 2003. It doesn't look like I can expand a Disk once it's created.