(*EDIT* the title should display – Win2K3 – Raid 5 question)
I have a Windows 2003 Standard Server with a raid 5 setup (controlled by hardware). Whoever set this server up initially didnt allow enough room to future growth.
Anyway, the drive is partitioned 3 times (C, D, F drives). The C and the F drives are running low on space. The drive is also basic (viewed through Disc Manager in Windows).
Without messing around with the raid setup, since the drive is “basic” can I add another drive (same specs) to the server and, using Partition Manager, increase the size of the C drive (and F Drive) onto the new hdd?
I dont feel comfortable messing around with the raid and possibly screwing something up, especially since this server is their MAIN server which hosts critical data that is shared among 4 remote offices (this server is also an Exchange Server).