IBM ThinkServer RD220 RAID 5 expansion

Posted on 2011-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Currently running an IBM ThinkServer RD220 with the ServerRaid-MR10i SAS controller on Windows Server 2003. We have 4 drives setup in a RAID 5 and the partition was set at only half the available space. Is there a way to expand that partition without moving the data and rebuilding that RAID?
Question by:jvillareal78
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    I am assuming the RAID array was probably initial set in the RAID BIOs on the server.  If this is the case the drives were formatted in a "low level" format below the Operating system and in order to extend the partition you are probably going to have to backup/move the data and then in the RAID controller BIOS you can delete the entire partition and then create a new one.

    Now of course if the operating system is part of this RAID array it becomes a little more difficult.

    Author Closing Comment

    That is what i thought unfortunately

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