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Resize Partition on Hardware Raid Array

Posted on 2013-01-15
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This might seem like a simple question, but I wanted to check it out as I haven't needed to resize any server partitions for some time.

We have a 2008 server with very little space on the OS patition (C:) but bags of space on the Data partition (D:).

I'm planning to copy the data off D:, delete D:, resize C:, recreate D:, and then pull the data back to D:

Given that the disks are hardware RAID, transparent to Windows, one presumes this will work well and no special attention is required due to the RAID?
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I just did this the other day, exactly how you described it, worked perfectly. No issues with the raid.
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Thanks for the quick response!
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You have chosen the simplest and easiest way. One step you have forgotten - take backup of system partition before you proceed with backup.
The resizing (upsize in your case) is safe but still you don't know how it turns.
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Hi, yes actually we're planning two backups but I take your point. Thanks very much.
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Thanks.
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