Can I Reconfigure OS partition on a Raid 5 Array without damaging other drives????
Posted on 2007-04-11
I have an older Dell Server with a PErc 3/DI array. Raid 5 with 3 18 GB drives. I have seen other questions regarding this type of dell server so I guess this was a common setup.
My Question : the server was setup up with only 4GB virtual drive for OS, and the rest is data. Well now there are problems as the owners have added additional programs Etc to the C: drive. It has 160 MB of space left and is causing programs to freeze up. This system has to be "up" 24/7.
Is there a way to use the Array manager to make the "C:" drive larger without overwriting other spapce in the RAID 5 array?
Oneof theoptions from a right click pull down is "reconfigure". Is this ONLY when the system is being setup.
Looking for an easier way to add C: space then moving all info off, reconfiguring, adding OS and SQL and starting from scratch. Alternative I was going to add another PC as a server to network, move SQL and other stuff over, then redo the main server.
Any thoughts? Especially on "Expanding" the C:drive (OS drive)