No space left on drive C - need to add extra hard drive capacity

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by malco8477, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. malco8477

    malco8477 Guest

    Hi

    Spec of server is as follows....

    Dell PowerEdge 800
    2 160 GB SATA drives model no WD1600JD-75HBB0
    Set up in RAID 1 configuration with logical drives C and D

    12 GB (hardly any free space on drive C)
    136 GB (about 65 GB free space on D)

    C is the drive with the operating system on

    Have temporarily increased the free space on C: by moving files, deleting
    any temp files etc, but need a longer term solution by adding extra hard
    drive capacity.

    Am I correct in thinking the steps I need to do this are as follows..

    1) Use hard disk cloning software to clone drive D (any recommended)
    2) Clone drive C
    3) Break the RAID
    4) Add extra hard drive capacity (Am thinking at the moment of perhaps 2
    WD3200JDs set up in RAID 1)
    5) Partition the new RAID set up into C and D
    6) Copy the clones back to C and D and set C as the active partition

    Thanks

    Malcolm
     
    malco8477, Jul 1, 2008
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