Partition Management Issues in two Raid 1 Arrays

Posted on 2006-05-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I currently have two raid 1 arrays both with the same size disks but the second array I just added I'd like to have as my data drive.  The original array Virtual Disk 0 has 2 partitions the first with my SBS2003 system which is about 17gig and the second is my data.  I'd like to move the data to the new array, Virtual Disk 1, and delete that data partition off the initial drive and expand the Windows partition to take up the entirety of Virtual Disk 0.

The way it looks right now.
Raid 1 Array - Virtual Disk 0
11gb partition (Drive C) - System files, i.e. windows and all associated applications (would like to take the 56gb and add it into this partition)
56gb partition (Drive E) - Shared Company Data files.  I'd like to not have to redo permissions for these files if possible. (would like to move these to Virtual Disk 1 and delete this partition)

Raid 1 Array (Drive F) - Virtual Disk 1
68gb partition - Empty (I would like to move all the data files here, but I could move the system files if it would be a better solution and then make this the boot drive.)

Question by:TGFather
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    I do not see any easy way without doing a full backup that includes all permissions.

    Also you need to see if your RAID controller supports on the fly changes.

    There are programs that will help move the permission.

    XACL and XXcopy . ALso check the WIn2K03 Resource kit.

    I hope this helps !

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