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Extend Disk with Diskpart - Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 SP2

    Question

  • I have read about using diskpart to extend a non system disk and it seems straightforward.  I haven't been able to find any information as to if I can do this while there is disk activity and our services are running.  We have one box running Exchange 2003 and the other running SQL 2005 and we want to extend two of the disks.  The disks are attached via iSCSI and we are able to extend the disk on the SAN side.  ISo the question is:  Can we keep our services running when we use diskpart to extend the volume? 

    THANKS!

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It may be possible. However, there was no publicly available document to explain this. I suggest you try it in a test environment first.

    Also, please refer to the following article, it contains other requirements: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

    Thanks.


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    Friday, February 12, 2010 9:32 AM

All replies

  • NO you have to stop all the services how have access to this disk

    Best Regards

    Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:54 AM
  • I could be wrong, but when you use the diskpart to extend a volume, it does it instantly.. I did it on one our production cluster server and it's fine, but not sure if exchange or sql is any different.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010 3:21 PM
  • Hi,

    It may be possible. However, there was no publicly available document to explain this. I suggest you try it in a test environment first.

    Also, please refer to the following article, it contains other requirements: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

    Thanks.


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, February 12, 2010 9:32 AM