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    Server - New Drives..

    just want a bit of reassurance..

    We have an Elonex Server with space for upto 6 drives. currently have 1 RAID-5 Array with 3 Drives with 2 partitions (C: OS D: Data). I have purchased 3 larger drives and was wondering of the best way of upgrading. Would This plan work?

    - Install 3 drives in the 3 spare slots
    - Create a 2nd RAID-5 Array
    - Create single large partition
    - Copy all data from D: to new drive
    - Use Acronis Disk Director Server to decrease size of D: and Increase Size of C:

    currently we only have about 100meg left on C: and D: has about 2gig left..

    i do not want to go down the route of re-installing the server OS..

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    You can use Acronis stuff to move your D Partition over to the new drive and then expand the exisiting C.

    So your idea sounds fine to me, always do the backups before hand though just in-case disaster occurs!

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    Thanks...

    Well i managed to get the drives installed, created the array..and created the partition in windows.. looked at robocopy gui to copy D: over.. but couldnt get it working.. then ran out of time.. will give the acronis stuff a go next week..

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