Migrate drives on Dell PowerEdge sc440 SAS 5/iR using Partition Manager 10
Posted on 2013-01-11
I need some help migrating a RAID array (mirrored) on a Dell PowerEdge SE 440 to new, larger drives. I have a Dell server with a Dell SAS 5/iR RAID card connected to 2 SATA drives providing RAID 1. The card only has connectors for 2 SATA drives and both are in use for the RAID 1.
I have purchased 2 new SATA drives (larger size) and need to migrate from the smaller to the larger drives. I have Partition Manager v10 installed. The system is on Drive C and the data on drive D. The drives ( C and D) are partitions of the RAID drive, not actually different physical drives. Both show in Device Manager as Disk 0, with C and D being separate partitions.
All physical drives are functioning fine and the only problem is that we are out of space and need to move to a larger drive.
Windows Server Standard 2003 R2 Service Pack 2
Dell SATA RAID SAS 5/iR Raid controller
2 Physical SATA Drives, RAID 1 (Mirror)
2 Logical Drives C: and D:
Paragon Partition Manager v 10.0
Can someone help me move the system and data to larger drives using Partition Manager 10. I have an external USB drive big enough if it helps.