sbs 2011 migration fiasco
Posted on 2011-04-28
A coworker of mine was doing a migration of SBS 2003 to SBS 2011. The initial migration went through fine and I stopped by our client's office to check in on him. We had purchased 5 2TB drives (set in a hardware raid 5). I noticed however that he chose MBR and we are now stuck with 5TB of unallocated and unusable space. It wouldn't be so bad if it was a couple of gigs but they can't have that much wasted storage. My question is this:
Is there any way we can get the 5 TB usable?
If not, can we demote the SBS 2011 server so we can rebuild it? If so, how would I go about doing that? Nothing other than the initial migration set up on the SBS 2011 has been done. Of course Exchange is set up and roles were moved over during the setup. What would I have to do to un-do these changes so I could rebuild?
I do have a good back up of the SBS 2003 server but I would prefer not having to do a restore if there was any way around it.