Extend logical drive
Posted on 2011-09-15
Our Exchange 2007 running on Windows Server 2008. We have a SAN storage which used to allocate logical drive for exchange storage group. We have 8 storage group and Exchange running on CCR.
Our problem is the logical which previously assign to storage going to full. So from SAN storage console, we had extended that logical drive from 500GB to 700GB. From the SAN console, this logical drive appear as one 700GB logical drive.
On Windows, at disk management, another 200GB logical drive appear. We made is online. When we click on disk 1 (logical drive with 500GB) and choose extended option, this option was grey out.
Temporary solution is we backup the data inside 500GB logical drive to another temp drive, offline it, then we can extend it to another 200GB which mean the extend option is now available.
Is there anyway to extend the drive while the drive is online?