Expand Disk and move transaction logs
Posted on 2011-04-27
I need to add some extra space to our system partition on SBS 2003, with Exchange 2003, and have done this by adding an extra disk and reconfiguring the RAID from 1 to 5. This obviously gives me some unallocated space and now I need to use a disk partitioning utility. However, there are two windows partitions on the new RAID 5 array (disk 0). These are C, the system partition and D, which contains Exchange transaction and tracking logs. My new unallocated space is after D.
So I am thinking of using a disk partitioning application such as Acronis Disk director and plan to do the following
1. Expand D into the unallocated space
2. Resize D to create some free space at the beginning
3. Expand C into the space left by the resize of D
My main question is about the exchange logs and whether the resizing is going to cause problems. I also need to find out whether I can release space at the beginning of D, I think it is possible by allowing the disk partitioning application to do each operation (above) in turn.
I would welcome your thoughts about this