Assigning an existing drive letter to a new partition w/ Windows Server 2003
Posted on 2006-11-28
I have a RAID1 drive array w/ 2 73GB SCSI drives set up under Windows Server 2003. The container is divided into 2 drives, a 20GB C: drive and a 52GB D: drive.
My D: drive is getting full and I want to add 2 more 146GB SCSI drives and create a second 146GB RAID 1 container, and then make this my new drive D:. My plan was to add the container, and format a new Drive F: with 146GB of space. Then I plan is to:
1. Do a complete backup of the server using Veritas Backup Exec 10.
2. Change the existing drive letter for Drive D: to Drive G:
3. Change the existing drive letter for Drive F: to Drive D:
4. Do a complete restore of Drive D from the tape backup to the new Drive D.
My current Drive D: contains programs and shares, as well as data files. I assume that the restore will recreate these shares as well as the permissions on all of the files and and shares.
Does anyone see any problems with this approach? Am I missing something, or can someone suggest a different approach?