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How can I extend my Data Drive?

Hello,

I have a server we use for a demo database. I have two drives and I dont think I have any raid configured.

C:\ OS
T:\ Demo Database

Well my T:\ drive is full and I inserted another drive and I'd like to extend T:\ with new drive.

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actually through windows you can select your T drive and select expand.  You should be able to choose the newly inserted drive if there is nothing on it.
Replace expand with Span....sorry
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How do I make a raid 0 between disk T and E? I have data that already resides on T and I do not want to lose it. The redundancy shouldn't be an issue as I dont have any reduncy currently, I just need to extend.
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Same as Bxoz said about the Raid0, you will have not redundancy here either.
Richard2k4,

How do I select Span? I didn't see it.

Thanks,

Nimdatx
Like leew said, the new drive you inserted cannot have a partition on it.
If I convert to Dynamic, will I lose my current data? This server is a demo server and not in production. it's used for training purposes. I currently have only two drives, so I don't think I have any raid configured. i understand the risk, thanks. I need to ensure I do not lose my current data when I extend.
I won't partition as it's going to be one big DB/data drive. What are the proper steps, so I don't lose my current data and successfully expand?

Thanks so much.

Nimdatx
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