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By gofmaa7 ·
My system partition ran out of space. It's dynamic volume on RAID-5, converted from basic disk.
Microsoft informes that it's impossible to expand such volume. Are there any tools/programs to expand it?

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by ewgny In reply to Expand dynamic volume cre ...

You may be able to with partitiom Magic, I'm not sure.
However there are problems with third party applications that resize partitions. For example a disk that was resized with partitiom magic, then defraged with diskeeper could render the disk
useless. Consider moving your paging file to another partition if you havn't already. That should free up the space that you need.

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by ewgny In reply to Expand dynamic volume cre ...

"partition magic"

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by gofmaa7 In reply to Expand dynamic volume cre ...

The answer is not relevant. Partition Magic oesn't support dynamic partitions

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by dbowlin In reply to Expand dynamic volume cre ...

If it is a hardware based RAID, add a disk to it using the hardware utilities.

If it is a software RAID, you might try doing a DFS graft (mount point to another drive on another server in the form of a folder on the primary server) to another server, and moving non system files onto the graft.

Good luck,

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by gofmaa7 In reply to Expand dynamic volume cre ...

Yes, I can add additinal drive to my hardware RAID-5. Howeever, I can't resize my dynamic partition. I can only add new partition, which is not the thing I want to do.

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by Rob V.O. In reply to Expand dynamic volume cre ...

Well, for once, MS tech support is correct. System partitions or volumes can't be on spanned. I think I would loog to get rid of extra info on the drive. Point your Log files to a different partition, make sure you don't have any .dmp files taking up large ammounts of space, and generally get rid of anything that isn't required to be on the system partition. If you have IIS/we services running off this, move the log files from the default %systemroot%/system32/logs/w3svc location to som other place off the partition.

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