C Drive Space, RAID 5 nightmare
Posted on 2004-11-25
We have a server running sbs 2003 on a clone server with an Adaptec 2110s RAID 5 Array across 3 36gb SCSI disks
The system partition is 4gb and has like 500mb free space. As a result services fail frequently, theres not much room to install service packs, fixes etc.
I have deleted as many unnecessary files as possible
The data drive (ie rest of the space) is also full (page files, apps, data etc)
I have been supplied with 2 more 36gb identical drives to resolve the disk space problem.
The crunch is that i have an app running on this server which cannot be reinstalled elsewhere so the existing sbs 2003 o/s must remain intact.
The adaptec card does not support reconfiguration or adding drives to the array without breaking it.
any1 got any inspirational suggestions? ghost as an option has been exhausted and eliminated.
im quite happy to investigate suggestions myself so ideas, however unfounded, are welcome