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Extending C: drive partition onto extended RAID array

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Hi Guys,
I've added a new drive to a Dell Poweredge server and added it to the RAID array and it is now showing a free space (around 68GB).
Through disk management i can see that the drive is set to Basic with a C: partition and also a D: partition and i want to add the free space to the C: partition which hold the OS.
Can i simply convert this to a dynamic disk and extend the C: drive to use the free space on the Array or would this be a problem with it having the OS on it ?

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by:speshalyst
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The Best Pracices for using Dyamic disks.. is detailed here..
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816307 
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What's on your C Drive to full up all your existing space? If it's SQL Data files (taking a guess here as x-posted in SQL Server); you could always move said data files over to your D Drive where if that drive were to fill up; you would not bring the server down with it.

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Hello Netexperts, do not convert it into dynamic state as this will set you in the trap in future.
Use Partitioning tool like Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 www.partition-manager.com to allocate the space to system drive.
Here is an article where the necessary actions are described: http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/Software/System_Utilities/Partition_Tools/System-volume-on-server-needs-to-be-extended.html
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That's perfect,

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