will using a spanned volume (a volume spanned across two seperate partions in win2k3) to host the exchange databases cause any problems with exchange 2003.
Posted on 2004-08-30
we have an exchange 2003 server with a volume hosting the databases that is 300Gb. the volume is dynamic and was spanned to include a seperate partition of 200Gb. this was done because the 300Gb volume is running out of space.
these drives and partitions are actually disk space on a SAN and not seperate physical drives or partitions on the local server.
now the E drive that has the exchange databases for this server is 500gb, but includes two seperate partitions (300gb and 200gb partitions). does anyone think this is going to cause a problem? if so, i know that deleting and recreating the volume will cause the data to be lost, but i could create a volume after creating a 500gb partition. i just hate to have to move that data off and then back on. does anyone know of a method to delete the volume and recreate it without loosing the data?