Expanding disk space
Posted on 2012-08-29
Here it is:
I have a mirror with 2 x 146gb drives.
On this disk I have, in this order:
- C:\ - 11.2GB
- D:\ - 120GB
- E:\ - 4.5GB
I have been informed that C:\ and D:\ are out of space and we need to expand them. 2 more 146GB drives have been ordered already, so thats what we have to work with.
The best move would be to use a program like server magic / partition magic? as it would negate down time etc. Can someone recommmend a good cheap program that can do this?
Failing that, and predicting that we dont have money to spend on such a program, the only other thing I can think of is to acronis the D:\ and E:\. Blow them away and extend the C:\
Create a new mirror and restore the E:\ first (its a recovery partition, and then restore the D:\, and expand it using unallocated space withint disk management.
Converting to dynamic disks wont work as these were origianlly created on a basic disk!!.
Any other thoughts or suggestions are what im after. Minimal downtime is what im aiming for.