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Old June 8th 05, 06:38 AM
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I was not doing a capacity expansion by increasing the number of drives. I
was doing what they call a drive extension, where in the ACU you extend a
logical device's size onto free space in the array.

Inside of Windows Device Manager, after the extension finishes, I simply did
a Rescan on the drives, at which point the partition I wanted to grow showed
more free space at the end of its logical device. I did an "extend"
operation in Windows Disk Manager and all was okay.

I gather from the article you sent over that there are cases when an
extended logical device can have all of its Windows partitions marked as
"foreign". I didn't really understand precisely what those cases are. It
would have been nice if they had given specific examples.

For sure I am going to make and break mirrors of any partition before
attempting to extend its logical drive.

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"NuTCrAcKeR" wrote in message
I suspect your test was successful due to the fact that you extended a
pristine disk?

- LC

"Will" wrote in message
The RA4000 and RA4100 fibre array software warns you that you
cannot expand drives when they run under Windows 2000. What is
the observed behavior for such cases? I tried to do it with a
small sample NTFS volume I created, and it worked without any
problems at all.

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