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Resize partition on RAID5 array

Posted on 2003-11-18
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I have a Windows 2000 file server which has a 100GB RAID array attached. This array is seen by Win2k Disk Management as "Disk2 - Basic - 101.24 GB", which is partitioned into 2 logical drives - D: which is 67GB and E which is 33GB. I am planning to move all the data from E: to a new file server and I would then like to remove the E: partition and create a single 100GB partition for D: but I am not sure of the best approach.
I am thinking that after E: has been deleted (and for some reason E: is on the first part of the disk, in front of D:) I can upgrade the disk to Dynamic and resize the partition that way. Alternatively, I thought about using PowerQuest VolumeManager to do the job, though I would rather use Windows.
I'm sure that this is a simple enough procedure given that this is not a system drive, but I would like to do this with the minumum risk of screwing the whole thing up and having to restore data.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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PowerQuest's Volume Manager is all I would trust for this job on a server and on HW RAID.

This is NOT a trivial job so don't trust any other partition managers on a server - trust me on this one!

Hope this helps.
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