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windows volume containing local and SAN disks

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Hello,

I have a Windows 2008 file server which has internal SCSI drives, I have a data volume on the server which is nearing capacity.  We recently got a NetApp FAS iSCSI storage array and presented some storage to the file server.  

I would like to extend the existing data volume onto the new iSCSI storage, the benefit of doing this would be that I wouldn't have to move any data around and the existing volume would be given extra space.   I am after some advise on the benefits and drawbacks of having a data volume span accross internal drives and remote iSCSI drives. Thanks.
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@carbonbase don't do it. It would be a short-term papering over the cracks remedy, that will give you lots and lots of problems!

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Thanks for all your comments, I thought this was a bad idea but just wanted to run it past you guys as a sanity check.
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