Expanding a volume
Posted on 2005-02-28
Over this past weekend I expanded a RAID 5 config on a server. The server had three 36.4 gb drives and I expanded it to have three more for a total of 6 drives on a RAID 5 configuration, 44 hours later the expansion went well. The problem I have is when I tried to expand the current data volume with the extra unallocated space that I just added. It gives me an error:
The selected volume was originally created on a basic disk and cannot be extended. Only volumes created on dynamic disks can be extended.
Is there any way around this with out rebuilding the volume?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.