Dell SAS 6/IR ?
Posted on 2008-11-14
I'm having an issue with drive space on one backup server running on new M600's with two 75gb drives attached to a SAS Raid Controller version 6/IR.
Both drives are mirrored for the OS with two partitions C and D:
I manage these via DOM 5.5 and the latest Driver and Firmware updates as far as what DOM reports
I found two 146gb drives and replaced each drive one at a time letting each one rebuild itself.
Afterwords I check DOM and find out that it did detect the size of the new disks however, the space available options shows 0.0 even though it's only using half the space. So basically it did not pick up the extra free space.
Just so nobody rushes to say you can't do that, I have done this on a Raid5 Array on a 2650-2850 with no issues. It sees the free space and it allows you to J"create a new virtual disk" in DOM 5.x
To troubleshoot I made the partitions dynamic. I removed the page file, then enabled the volume shadow copy service (allows you to use diskpart) rebooted but I still run into the same issue. It says cannot create new virtual disk for a bunch of crappy reasons.
Can someone give me the lowdown on this? I'm assuming I should be able to do this in the 21st century shouldn't I or is that too much to ask?