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Expanding mirrored C Drive on Win2003 server

Posted on 2006-10-27
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I'm currently running a Windows 2003 Server that is running out of diskspace on C:
I have a D: that i can destroy and make extra freespace for C:

my concern is that if i destroy D: and expand C: to the freespace under a RAID 0+1 or RAID1+0 is it going to cause any corruption in the C:
My first thoughts are it shouldn't but the vtoc might get screwed somehow in the process and i wanted to make sure that everything would be kosher to expand or if there were specific steps for it.

Help would be appreciated thanks.
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Break that raid, clone from one drive to the other which usually includes the option to stretch partitions to free space next to them, recreate that raid.
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by:rraudez
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If i break the raid won't that make the data on it useless?
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You may break a mirror, you must not break a stripeset.
I never used raid 10 (mirrored stripeset) before, but I assume you could break it, read the manual.
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