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DWaey
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How to increase the size of an extended array

Hi,

 

I'm using Intel Rapid Storage Technology 17.2.0.1009

 

My RAID 1 was running out of disk space. I've replaced the disks as explaind in this document:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005837/technologies/intel-rapid-storage-...

 

However once the rebuild was done, I don't see the increase option.

 

What do I need to do the increase my volume?

 

Thanks,

Davy

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David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello DWaey,

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel ® communities.

 

I would like to start by gathering some information, please provide me with an System Support Utility report, this report can be generated from our tool, you can refer to the link below so you can download it: 

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25293/Intel-System-Support-Utility-for-Windows-

 

Make sure to attach the created report to this thread.

 

Also, please provide me with screenshots of the Windows* Disk Management showing the disks. 

 

 

Regards,

David V

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

dadam26
Beginner
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Hello,

In the attachment find you the report of your tool.​

David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello DWaey,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Please check under disk management and attach a screenshot showing how the drives show. This is because there is a step within the link you sent me that explains that the drives must be "extended" within disk management to use the whole capacity.

 

 

Regards,

David V

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

dadam26
Beginner
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Hello,

Before you can extend the disks in the diskmanagement, you must first extend the disks in the intel rapid storage technology.

And the printscreen from the irst that is in the attachment tell me that there is space to extend the disk, but we don’t have the button

Met vriendelijke groeten,

 

David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello DWaey,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

I just checked the steps again and there is no need to extend the disks using Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology, the extend is done via Windows Disk Management, these are the steps Intel recommends for this. 

 

 

Regards,

David V

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

dadam26
Beginner
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I give you the printscreens. There is no space on the windows diskmanagement tool. I must have 7 TB ???​

dadam26
Beginner
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posted a file.
David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello DWaey,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

It appears that the step for "extending" the drive within Disk management before rebuilding the RAID 1 was skipped. What we can do now is to break the RAID and extend the drives via Disk management. 

 

Once the extension has been done, re-build the RAID using the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology interface, and afterdoing this, you should have a volume with the whole 7TB. 

 

**IMPORTANT** Before doing what is recommended above, please back up your data to avoid any possible data loss. 

 

 

Regards,

David V

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello DWaey,

 

Were you able to check my previous post?

 

Let me know if you need more assistance.

 

 

David V

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello DWaey,

 

Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

 

 

David V

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

DWaey
Beginner
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Hi David,

 

we created a test setup, to try the configuration.

 

I start with 2 4TB disks in a RAID1.

I remove 1 disk and replace the disk with a 8TB disk.

The RAID1 rebuilds.

I remove the second 4TB disk.

I remove the RAID1.

I'm able to extend the disk using windows disk management to the size of the new 8TB disk.

 

So far everything works just fine.

I would like to add a second 8TB disk an recreate a RAID0, without losing data.

I need to add the second 8TB disk before I can create the RAID0 (which makes sense).

Every time a create a NEW RAID0 volume, all data is gone.

How can I keep the original data?

 

I have a test setup so I try different options (it takes a while to rebuild so just 1 test a day).

 

Thanks,

Davy

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