I extended a disk on a DB server (so we could temporarily restore a database) and I would like to shrink the volume back down now that the data has been deleted.
I deleted the data and shrank the disk within the OS which freed the space on the windows volume, but the space is not shown as released for the volume in the SAN management GUI. If you try to modify the volume size, it warns that the "new volume size is less than current use".
Is it possible to release the space on the SAN volume or am I stuck with it at this size?
The DB server is Windows server 2008 running on VMWare ESX 4.0
The disk to shrink is a mapped raw LUN, the volume is on a Equallogic PS6000 (firmware V5.0.7)