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Server 2008 issues expanding volume

Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am running server 2008 Standard SP1 (6.0.6001 SP1 build 6001)CPU Intel E5405 with 8GB Ram... System Type x64 on an ASUS MOBO I have a Raid controller, areca-1230. I have 4 Hitachi 2TB drives in a raid  6 connected to the controller which provides ~4TB of useable space. I then expanded this raid and added another 2TB disk. Disk Manager now shows nearly 6TB usable, but windows does not. I have rebooted serveral times, and have looked at several threads however no seems to have identify the cause or the solution.

Another thing I tried was shrinking the volume and expanding it again using diskpart that too did not fix the issue... Now disk manager reports 5.7TB but windows sees 1.8TB. Also when I try using a right click grow or diskpart I get an error saying the volume grew, but there was an error, and to check the system log... when I check the system log I see no events that corralate.


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I looked at MS http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832316

This KB sounds like my issue, but the HOTFIX is only available for xp & server 2003... and server 2008 has the extend file system command, but that doesn't seem to correct my issue see the diskpart command below...

Installed SP2 for server 2008 and that had no change. Here are more details of what I did after Installed SP2.


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
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CDISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status      Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  ----------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online       699 GB  1101 MB
  Disk 1    Online       699 GB  1101 MB
* Disk 2    Online      5588 GB      0 B        *
  Disk 3    Online       466 GB      0 B
  Disk 4    Online      1397 GB      0 B
  Disk 5    Online      1863 GB      0 B

DISKPART> select disk 2

Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> detail disk

Huawei row_1 SCSI Disk Device
Disk ID: {4A3523FD-EE28-439A-83B8-2BFA47AEFA2F}
Type   : SCSI
Bus    : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 4     F   New Volume   NTFS   Partition   5588 GB  Healthy

DISKPART> select volume 4

Volume 4 is the selected volume.

DISKPART> detail volume

  Disk ###  Status      Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  ----------  -------  -------  ---  ---
* Disk 2    Online      5588 GB      0 B        *

Read-only              : No
Hidden                 : No
No Default Drive Letter: No
Shadow Copy            : No
Dismounted             : No
BitLocker Encrypted    : No

Volume Capacity        : 1887 GB -------> I see here the size and capacity differ
Volume Free Space      :   82 GB

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Reserved           128 MB    17 KB
* Partition 2    Primary           5588 GB   129 MB


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