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SBS 2008 . What tool or program do I use to format my raid partitions?

Posted on 2011-03-14
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I just finished a SBS 2008 initial install and I want to partition my 2nd drive that's in raid 1 (1 terrabyte), into 4 partitions.
Is there a way to do that with and SBS 2008 tool?
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From your other post, I understood your "second" drive is a stand-alone drive that we then configured in a single-disk RAID 0, correct?  Whether it is a single-disk RAID 0 or a two-disk RAID 1 makes little difference, as you partition them the same.  In Disk Management, when you right-click on the Unpartitioned Space on that "disk", you select Create/New Partition, then specify the size.  You can create 3 primary partitions on this space leaving it a Basic disk; the fourth partition (and beyond) will be an Extended partition with the ability to create Logical partitions within it.
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Ok.. the goal is to have 4 partitions with 4 drive letters.
I already started the format on that drive, so how do I proceed knowing this?
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Once the format is complete, you will see a disk 1 (?) in Disk Management showing with a black bar labeled Unpartitioned Space.  Right-click it and select New Simple Volume, then select your desired size for that partition, select the drive letter you want, select NTFS or FAT, and label name.  Then do it again on the chunk of Unallocated Space until all your partitions are created.  Remember, your last (fourth) partition will not be a Primary partition but an Extended partition with a Logical drive created inside of it ... this will NOT affect how it behaves otherwise.
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