My current configuration is a Dell PowerEdge SC440 server with 2 SATA 160 GB drives in RAID 1 configuration. I bought two 1 TB drives and I want to replace the 160 GB with these 1 TB drives. There is only 1 partition on the virtual drive.
The first thing I tried was to remove 1 160 GB drive and replace it with a 1 TB drive. The 1 TB synched correctly, so I replaced the other 1 TB drive and that synched successfully. I was hoping I could extend the partition or at least create a new partition with the unused space. Unfortunately the Disk Management snapin only sees the virtual drive as 160 GB. I tried use Gparted, but it only recognized the virtual drive as 160 GB.
My question is what is the recommended way to acquire the extra space in the 1 TB? Can I take one of the 160 GB drives out, stick it in another computer and clone that drive, stick that back in the server, stick the other 160 GB drive in and sync that with the newly cloned driver? Or is there another easier way to do what I need to do?
I would prefer to solve this problem with freely available software.