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HP Array Configuration Utility

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We have a Windows 2008 HP server with eight SAS hard drive bays. Five of which are configure to one logical hard drive with three partitions. My questions are
•      Using the HP Array Configuration Utility how do I create extra space by adding the three new SAS drives in bays 6, 7 and 8 to the RAID?
•      Will this affect any data on the server?
•      How then do I then share out the space to the various drives as I don’t want it to be just unallocated space at the end of the logical drive?
•      Can I do this from within the above utility or use something like EaseUs Partition tool?

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What type of RAID are you using at the moment? RAID5?
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I have looked and all the tutorials say that if there are unassigned drives (which there are) then I should see an Expand Array button in the ACU but I don't??

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HI,
Thanks for that answer. What software would you advise to take an image of the raid 5 SBS Server?

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Hi,
Sorry for the delayed -
We now have the battery etc. installed and have expanded the array.

With RAID 5 I heard somewhere that there was a 500GB limit on the OS partition do you know if this is true?

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There is no such limit. The limit for OS partition will be 2048GB in case your hardware has no UEFI support.
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What image tool would you use to image the server?

Something EaseUs Server?

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