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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Extend C on a physical Server in Technical; Originally Posted by nephilim Do you have the ability to clone the drive to a bigger one then turn the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Do you have the ability to clone the drive to a bigger one then turn the machine off at the end of the day, put the new HDD in and away you go? I've done that before to give myself an extra 500GB which did the trick at the time.
    I wish it was as simple as that but when the server in question is a HP DL380 G5 with x amount of discs in a RAID 5 configuration, i dont think that can be done can it?

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    GPartedit will be fine and work, I've done it on Sharepoint, SQL and Exchange boxes before (when badly setup by others!) and works no issues. As you say ensure you have backups / other ones to take over just in-case but you should be fine to adjust with it, it will disk check all drives on the next start up, find errors and reboot usually but with no ill effects after that I have had before.

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