Server 2K3 how to expand a partition with addl drive?
Posted on 2006-06-14
Server 2003 SBS current configuration:-
2 x SATA 150Gb HDDs configured through BIOS as RAID1 (mirrored) making effective space of 150Gb. this is then partitioned to 50Gb C: System and 100Gb E: Data
The E: data partition has become full and I need to add an aditional drive (200GB) to the ssyetm. Due to the data management system it needs to see this extra space as a continuation of the E: drive. i.e. the existing 100GB + new 200GB making an effective E: drive of 300GB
The existing disk drive is configured as 'basic'.
If I add a single 200GB drive do I have to make the E: partition into a dynamic and can I do this to just the E: partition when the system resides on the same physical drive?
Can I add 2 x 200Gb drives to the system and make them Raid 1 and then expand the E: partion on to them?
Is there something else I should be doing instead?