How to resize raid 5 partitions

Several days ago I wrote an article about how to resize raid1 partition, many people ask me what about RAID 5, how to resize raid 5 virtual partitions, so today I want to talk about reszing raid5 partitions. In fact, it is similar to resize raid 5 and raid 1 virtual drives. Please note, raid 5 here is hardware raid 5. Most important step when resizing raid5 partition The reason why people think it is hard to resize a raid 5 partition is because they don't know whether it is required to break the raid array, resize partitions directly or work with raid controller. When resizing raid 5 partitions, don't break the raid array, open the disk management and find out the disk partition layout. From the screen shot of my test server, there are 2 disks. Actually, Disk 0 is a raid 1 array and Disk 1 is a … Continue reading






Resize RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 Partition on Windows Server with Partition Magic Server

Do you come across the situation that the system partition C: drive is running out of space on the created RAID Array? Under this condition, the best solution is to resize raid partition rather than to recreate a RAID. This article will introduce the easiest method to resize RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5 partition on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. What is RAID? Generally, RAID we mentioned is hardware RAID, which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, or sometimes alternatively Redundant Array of Independent Disk – is a technology that employs the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve greater levels of performance, reliability, and/or larger data volume sizes. It is used for computer data storage schemes that can divide and replicate data among multiple hard disk drives. Two major design goals of RAID are: increased data reliability and increased input/output performance. Some people call … Continue reading






How to Resize RAID Partition without Data Losing

Do you come across the situation that the system partition C: drive is run out of place on the created RAID Array? Under this condition, the best solution is to resize your raid partition rather than to recreate the RAID. What is RAID? RAID – which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, or sometimes alternatively Redundant Array of Independent Disk – is a technology that employs the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve greater levels of performance, reliability, and/or larger data volume sizes. It is used for computer data storage schemes that can divide and replicate data among multiple hard disk drives. Two major design goals of RAID are: increased data reliability and increased input/output performance. There are various combinations of these approaches giving different trade-offs of protection against data loss, capacity, and speed, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID … Continue reading