Enlarge Disk storage for BackupExec 2012

Posted on 2013-11-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Any idea how to enlarge the Disk storage on Backup Exec 2012 ?

Question by:AXISHK
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Expert Comment

ID: 39641614
Enlarge it to what?  From the screenprint, is Backup Exec showing 2 drives when it's actually one drive split into 2 partitions?  Do you want to combine them into 1 drive?

If that's the case, you'd have to go onto the server and use Disk Manager to remove the extra drive (it should show as a separate partition), making sure you backup anything that's on there, then expand the existing drive to consume this newly allocated 'free' space.

Author Comment

ID: 39643448
Local Disk D: have free size of 3.42 TB, and only 1.54 TB is allocated for backup storage.

I want to increase it from 1.54TB to 2TB. Is it possible ?


Expert Comment

ID: 39644645
Is Local Disk D your operating system partition?  If not that will make things a lot easier.

Open Disk Management GUI
From Control Panel or from command line (diskmgmt.msc)

You can use the Disk Manager GUI, or if you get an error you can use the command line functions to shrink a Basic Volume.
Then allocate that empty space to the Storage drive by selecting the existing drive and the newly created empty space.

Just remember to run the cmd window as an administrator.

Author Comment

ID: 39644699
Tks. Can I put all backup under a specifc folder say d:\ExchangeBackup

Accepted Solution

skipper68 earned 500 total points
ID: 39645080
That sounds like it would be in the configuration of Backup Exec itself.  

Generally the drive is set as the backup location for dedicated storage and you let the application control the directory structure.

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