Expand RAID 10

Hello All,

I have a server that is running out of disk space on the data volume.  The configuration is as follows:

Dell R710 running Windows 2008 R2
Virtual Disk 0 - Raid 1 for OS
Virtual Disk 1 - Raid 10 for Data

Question: can I shrink the volume on the RAID 1 and then add that free space to the volume on the RAID 10?  Please see the attached images. I'd like to take some space from Disk 0, E: and add to Disk 1, D:

Open Manage Virtual DisksDisk Mgmt. View
Thanks,
Alicia
Alicia PerilloAsked:
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
what is your physical disk layout?
what controller do you have?
either way, you can't shrink 1 raid container to make another one larger; you would need to add physical disks
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
No. You cannot. You need either to rebuild the RAID with bigger drives or add more drives to your storage.
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Alicia PerilloAuthor Commented:
Seth,  

The server has a  PERC H700 Controller Integrated.  The physical disk layout is: 2 disks for the RAID 1 and 6 disks for the RAID 10.  

Based on your reply, it's becoming clear to me that I can't take disk space from one RAID container and add to another different container.  

Alicia
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
correct
a raid 10 container can't be expanded either as you can with 0, 1, 5 and 6

Reconfiguration of Virtual Disks on the PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H700 and H800
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN156113/EN

you would need to add more drives or (if you don't have any more drive bays) purchase larger drives, backup all the data, replace the drives with the larger ones, create a new raid 10 container and restore the data
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Alicia PerilloAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick reply and straightforward answers.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
And why did I not get any point?
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Alicia PerilloAuthor Commented:
noxcho,

I granted the points to Seth because he was the first to reply with the correct answer.  If your answer had been different, or if you had added any pertinent information other than what Seth had already stated, then I would have granted you points as well.  I appreciate your input, but your comment simply restated what Seth had already stated in his comment.

Thanks,
Alicia
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