Here is my dilemma fellas,
I have a Dell Poweredge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID controller running on Windows Server 2008 R2.
3 x 1 TB SAS Drives in RAID 5 configuration
I purchased 3 x 1 TB SAS drives to expand the RAID Array.
Using OMSA, I popped the new drives in and reconfigured the disk to include 2 of the new drives i purchased, now in OMSA it instead of it showing 1.8 TB of usable space it shows 3.7 TB of usable space.
The current disk setup is 1 VHD and that 1 VHD is partitioned into 2 partitions in windows on the machine as follows:
1) 100GB "c:" drive
2) 1.7 TB "f:" drive
So what i need to do now is i need to expand the C partition about 100GB and place the rest of the un-allocated space into drive F...
I cannot seem to get windows to see the additional space that OMSA is reporting i have, it still shows only 1.8 TB of space between both partitions.
I have made a full backup of the system to a new external drive using acronis.
Am i able to use a tool of some sort to expand the partitions in Windows Server 2008 R2 to extend the C partition and the F partition respectively?
would a tool like paragon help me extend the partitions? since this is not a software raid but a hardware raid would a tool like that work? I'm trying to avoid starting from scratch and restoring data because the system is setup to run an instance of sql and I've never set that up or troubleshooted it so if i restore the data i am nervous that something with may go wrong and i could lose my job if i eff that up.