Using diskpart.exe on IBM Serveraid 7k


I have a server with an IBM Serveraid 7k SCSI controller. The disk config consists of two arrays, A and B. Array A is a RAID1 with 2 disks and Array B is RAID5 with four disks. Windows Server 2003 x64 is installed on Logical Drive 1 on Array A and an Oracle database is running on Logical Drive 2 on Array B.
I have some free space on Array B and would like to resize Logical Drive 2 so it uses all available space in Array B. Both Logical Drives are Basic Disks.

Can this be done with the diskpart utility built into Windows (diskpart extend...)? Can it be done on-the-fly without stopping the Oracle database?
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Provided the server can see the additional free space on ARRAY B as unallocated space at the end of your current logical drive 2, then yes, diskpart will do the job.

As for doing it with Oracle running?  That depends on how brave you are!  Personnaly, I would take a full backup, take the db offline and then do it - just in case it goes wrong.

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strobe0Author Commented:
Yes, the unallocated space can be seen in Disk Management.
As long as it's part of the same disk (as per screen shot) - go for it...

Good luck :)
strobe0Author Commented:
The dispart extend command worked but I wasn´t brave enough to try it with Oracle running.
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