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Perc 4Di / Raid5 / Acronis / Expand System Partition

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August 29, 2005 11:39:38 PM

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I have a PowerEdge 2650 server running Windows 2000 server on a RAID 5
drive array (PERC 4/Di). The RAID array consisted of (3) 36gb drives. I
added a 4th drive and expanded the RAID volume using the Dell Array
Manager, but the Windows partition did not expand. Dell is telling me
that I need to rebuild my server. Not something that I want to do. I've
purchased a copy of Acronis's Disk Director v9 product, which reportedly
will allow me to expand my system partition to use the additional space.
Before letting it go, I wanted to see if anyone has used this product to
expand their RAID array on a PERC 4Di, and if they encountered any problems.

Thanks.

John
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August 29, 2005 11:39:39 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"John" <ctcmptrdr@nospam.sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:_vJQe.688$Kk1.232@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
>I have a PowerEdge 2650 server running Windows 2000 server on a RAID 5
>drive array (PERC 4/Di). The RAID array consisted of (3) 36gb drives. I
>added a 4th drive and expanded the RAID volume using the Dell Array
>Manager, but the Windows partition did not expand. Dell is telling me that
>I need to rebuild my server. Not something that I want to do. I've
>purchased a copy of Acronis's Disk Director v9 product, which reportedly
>will allow me to expand my system partition to use the additional space.
>Before letting it go, I wanted to see if anyone has used this product to
>expand their RAID array on a PERC 4Di, and if they encountered any
>problems.
>
> Thanks.
>
> John
> (Note: remove 'nospam' to reply to email address)


Hereyago, sir. Repeat this post right here and I bet you'll find a prompt
solution:

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board?board.id=...


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