Repartition a Raid 1 drive


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Ira Shapiro

I posted this earlier and can't find the post, so I'm assuming something went
wrong. Sorry if a duplicate appears.

Dell PowerEdge 830 has 2 80GB SATA drives in RAID 1 configuration using
built-in Adaptec CERC RAID controller. There are 2 partitions, C (12GB) and
D (68GB). Windows Server 2003 is on C:, Data on D:. C drive is low on
space. I want to take some of the D partition and give it to C because D has
lots of free space and will likely remain that way.

Is there a way to repartition using the Dell OpenManage and built-in RAID
utilities or is it better to use a product like Acronis Disk Director? I do
not want to reformat and reload the OS. I certainly will backup data on an
external drive.

If not a server, I'd Ghost the C drive and then rebuild the array with the
new partition sizes and restore the image, but I believe Ghost doesn't work
on Windows Server 2003.

I haven't used Acronis but see that others have said it works well. Has
anyone used it for the purpose I described?

Any ideas are appreciated.



Thanks, Ira Shapiro
 
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DL

I've used both Partition Magic & Acronis to amend partions on raid 1 with no
problems.
Using server you need to ensure you use an app that caters for server, not
all do

I've no experience of Dell OpenManage.
 
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Ira Shapiro

Well, it appears you are right! I apologize. I thought I was posting in an
overall "hardware" group and didn't realize I was in Windows XP/hardware.
I'll repost.
 
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Andrew E.

Thier is no C: & D: drive in a RAID set..Also,depending on the hds,most hd
MS-DOS hd utilities from its mfg can re-set partitions..
 

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