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Running out of server storage - Question about replacing raid drives

Hello,

We have a server with the data being stored on a RAID 5 with three 36GB HDDs.  We are out of space.  The logical drive is formatted NTFS, and in disk management the drive is identified as 'Page File'.  The drives are SCSI.  This data directory does have data on there that a client-server application uses, as well as the program files\exchsvr folder.  I believe those are the only two uses of the drive.

Can we swap out the old drives and install new larger drives with the same drive letter and copy over the files using robocopy to retain security/permission settings?

If not, what else can we do to increase storage capacity?

Thanks,
jands
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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David

Respectfully, once you ask a question and get correct answers, you should award points.  What you are attempting to do is no different then going to a restaurant, ordering a meal, and returning it because you aren't hungry anymore.

It would be different if you closed the question before getting so many responses, or if the responses didn't answer your questions.
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>We made a backup which cleaned up GBs of Exchange log files.

You mean you don't back it up regularly? That's brave.
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Splitting points is fair. All experts provided reasonable responses to the question.