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Replacing Scsi drive in Raid 5 with partitions

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Here is my situation:  I have a Dell PowerEdge 2800 that works well with Server 2003.  It has raid 5 with 3 hard drives for a total usable space of 136 gig so I assume that means each hard drive is around 70 gig.  The guys that installed it partitioned the drives – which I like but I have less than 1 gig of free space on the partition with the OS installed on it.  I can probably do some cleaning and get it to 2 gig or so.  Also, I have a flashing amber light on my second drive and no green light.  It flashed amber for a while with a green light, now it only flashed a quick amber.  So here is what I would like to accomplish:

1.      Replace the bad hard drive
2.      Increase overall storage (I realize this will take replacing all 3 drives)
3.      Make the OS partition larger

Is there a way to do this without having to reinstall the OS?
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