Adding an additional Raid 1 Array to a Dell Poweredge 2600 system with the PERC 4Di controller and Dell's Array Manager 3.6 Software
Posted on 2006-05-26
I've installed my two new drives into the system and I have initialized the drives. In the Array Manager they show up as Virtual Disk 1 with my original array as Virtual Disk 0. I can see the virtual drive from the device manager but I still cannot access it from within SBS2003.
I have read through the instructions from dell and they say that I need to, "Add a write signature to the virtual disk." I have read all the documentation from dell and it says that I should be able to right click on the virtual drive and an option should be in the menu to add the write signature but this option is nowhere to be found. I'd really like to get this drive online asap.
The next problem is that on virtual disk 0 I have both my windows volume and data on separate partitions. I'd like to transfer all the data from this disk to the new raid array and expand the partition for the windows volume to take the entire original drive without having to reinstall the system.
Thanks for the help,