?
Solved

Extending C: drive partition onto extended RAID array

Posted on 2009-05-05
5
Medium Priority
?
364 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
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 ?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Netexperts
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:fluk3d
ID: 24304239
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:speshalyst
ID: 24304337
The Best Pracices for using Dyamic disks.. is detailed here..
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816307 
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:St3veMax
ID: 24304823
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.

Steve
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
noxcho earned 2000 total points
ID: 24375637
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
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Netexperts
ID: 31577997
That's perfect,

Many Thanks
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question