Win2K - Basic to Dynamic - Then Extend - ??
Posted on 2004-04-30
Hi - So I have a Compaq ML350 with a RAID 5 config (3) 18.2G drives. Setup in Windows as a (basic) single disk with 3 partitions (4G, 4G and 25G - respectively).
The 25g partition has Exchange - and we are running out of space - fast!
I purchased another drive (18.2) threw it in the server and realized the RAID card will not support extending arrays :(
After some research, I see that it is possible to upgrade the basic volume to dynamic, but that "...you cannot extend a simple or extended volume that was upgraded from basic to dynamic..."
I'm sure this is true - just hoping that I don't have to blow away the server and start from scratch.
Any thoughts - anyone run into this before?