Server hardware increase

I have a server that is running RAID1 for the C:\ and RAID 5 for the Data volume. There is a total of six drives. (2-OS and 4_Data)

The C:\ is running out of space and I have un-installed some un nescessary programs and files to prevent it from crashing........

Any thoughts or suggestions on how I can fix this problem????
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
What is your hardware?

You should be able to install larger drives one at a time on the RAID1 (depending on hardware and raid controller).  Once you do this you can expand the array to extend it to use the added space on the drives.

The next component is to extend the volume to use the space. HP supports it with their RAID controllers.  If yours does not you can use an application such as GParted (free) or Paragon Partition manager to extend the C volume to use the now available "unused space"
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Do you have the pagefile located on C:\ drive?  If so follow these instructions to move it to a partition with more storage space.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Powerful Yet Easy-to-Use Network Monitoring

Identify excessive bandwidth utilization or unexpected application traffic with SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack.

see screenshot
Neal_876Author Commented:
I will try these suggestions! Some of these suggestions can be used for a quick fix.

Is this the only way to increase the space on the C: drive......
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Yes, because you are using RAID1 for the the C Drive.  If it's not a heavily utilized server you can image it using something like Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server, blow away the Raid 1 and Raid 5 Arrays, make a RAID 5 6 drive set and do a restore.  During the restore you can choose the size of your partitions.  Since it's an image it is very easy to restore and gives you the capability to restore to dissimilar hardware in a pinch.

My $.02
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Server Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.