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New HD We are running low on disk space and need advice on how to install a new HD with as little disruption as possible. There are currently four 30 gig disks setup RAID 5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: New HD

1) Buy same size/style hard drive
2) Install it in the hot-swap tray
3) Plug it in
4) Open up Dell OpenManage Array Manager
5) Right click on array and select Add New Member
6) Add the new drive to the array
7) Wait for reconstruction to complete
8) Use a third-party tool like Paragon Partition Manager or Acronis Disk Editor for Servers and resize the partition, allocating the new drive.

This can all be done without shutting down the system. You should reboot before using the partition tool, but it can be done without the reboot.

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What controller do you have and are you doing JBOD?

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Use the IBM configuration disk and it should be able to prepare the server for what ever OS you need to install. If you don't have it then, try redoing RAID and reformat the hard drives and try again..You can probably hit F6 during the initial portion of the install and supply the necessary SATA drivers on a floppy and get it to install. You will probably need a USB floppy though unless your server has a floppy drive.

Insert your Microsoft Server 2003 Installation disc into the CD/DVD-ROM drive and boot the server from the installation disc. Microsoft Setup will load the files it needs to perform an installation. Press "Enter" to setup and install Windows.

  • 2 Press "F8" to accept the Microsoft License Agreement.
  • 3 Create a new partition to install the operating system onto by selecting the "Unpartitioned Space" and pressing "C." If there is no unpartitioned space, highlight and delete all of the other partitions on the hard drive by pressing "D." Set the partition size to the "Maximum Size" and press "Enter."
  • 4 Format your new partition with the "NTFS" or the "NTFS (Quick)" option. Windows setup will format your hard drive and load the installation files. Your IBM Netfinity will restart and installation will continue.
  • 5 Select language and regional setup information, then press "Next." Enter your name and company name, then press "Next." Enter your Windows 2003 Server Product Key and press "Next."
  • 6 Select the licensing mode you would prefer to use and press "Next." Create an administrative account and password and press "Next." Enter the current time and time zone and press "Next."
  • 7 Setup your Network information by naming the server and defining how it will connect through the net. Press "Next" to navigate through the network setup screens. Windows Setup will finish the installation process and provide you with a log-in screen to use your computer.
  • If you delete old partitions from the hard drive to install Windows Server 2003, you will lose all information on those partitions.

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    Ugrade of DL380 G4 Server HDD Raid Array 36GB --->146GB Required

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    Server XSeries 220

    Yes, that is the total amount of hard drive space.
    This server was built for speed not for storage.

    The xSeries 220 server supports four SCSI hard disk drives. The server does not support IDE hard disk drives. Some models support hot-swap hard disk drives and other models support only non-hot-swap hard disk
    Your server supports four 1-inch (26 mm) slim, 3.5-inch SCSI hard disk drives in the hard disk drive bays. You can install four non-hot-swap hard
    disk drives in the models that have the standard non-hot-swap drive cage. You can install three hot-swap hard disk drives and one on-hot-swap hard disk drive in the models that come with the hot-swap drive cage. Both the non-hot-swap and hot-swap drive cages hold a maximum of three hard disk drives.

    The calculation at that time was 4 drives with 36.7GB storage.
    Even if you find the drives somewhere, they will be very pricy.

    If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

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    New install scsi hard disk no detect in ibm x3400 server

    you will need to add the new drive to your array bbfore it will how up to be formated do this throught the array configuration util

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    After the installation of Windows 2003 Server Enteprise Edition, the full capacity of my hard disks is not visible. What do I do to see the total capacity of my disks

    this happens when you forget to allocate all the space to partition on your drive, now what you can do is
    start > run > type in without quotes "compmgmt.msc" > ok > Disk management > see on the right hand side if all the space is allocated to the partitions
    if there is free space available you can right click on the free space and create a new partition.

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    please do rate me if you find my solution helpfull

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    Put the hard disk in, allow the OS to identify it, format the drive and you'll be all set.

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    Running out of space on drive C Get a new Drive?

    You can use Norton Ghost to copy your current hard drive to the new one. And when you boot the new drive, the only difference you will see is more hard drive space.

    As for interfacing, since you say the drive in there already is a 30 GB, it is most likely an IDE connection. This can be identified by a ribbon cable about two inches wide running to the drive.

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    Lack of space on C drive

    You can relocate any my documents folders to the D:\ drive using a right mouse click and properties to enter a new directory. When you are logged onto the appropriate account.

    If you have items on the desktop (data) you can relocate them to a folder on the D:\ drive and place a shortcut to them on the desktop -- same functionality but the disk usage changes drives.

    You can uninstall specific applications and reinstall them on the D:\ drive

    You may be able to reassign the temporary internet folders depending on the version of Internet Explorer to the D:\ drive to reduce use of C:\ Likewise Temp if you change the JCW value.

    If you are using older versions of Internet Explorer that have been updated you may be able to remove backups using the add/remove programs scenario -- do not backoff current versions there are buttons in some versions of IE to remove the backups created when updating.

    Using add/remove programs to eliminate items not used. If this is a true server -- items like calculator and numerous accessories could be removed. There may be additional unused programs and services that can be removed to buy some additional space.

    Anti-Virus software often keeps backup copies of signature files -- reviewing your software in that area could provide additional files that could safely be removed.

    I do not know if windows 2000 had the indexing service. If it does is maintains a second directory and space of the search service is not required eliminating the associated data can reduce C:\ drive space requirements -- if necessary the associated files can be relocated to the D:\ drive.

    In the end all of the above may not be much space but it could be some.

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    I should assume the CD drive is SCSI? What sequence is it set to come up in? Set it at 2 if possible. Have you checked, or better yet replaced the CD drive? Will it boot with ANYTHING else?
    That Hiren's CD is not uuummm, kosher? People having problems booting with it and all, plus the utilities may not have full function anyway. No matter what, you will need to f/disk the destination drive. You will still need the CD drive to install the program too.
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    Would a SCSI disk and a IDE disk work together?

    This solution works on WIN98 and I don?t see a reason why it wont work on you If there is something that you were missing you might want to check with anther expert. This solution is a little complex so I hope ill be able to explain it well enough: 1. Make a boot disk so u can format and install windows. 2. Define the new HD as MASTER and hook it up to "primary IDE" 3. Disconnect the SCSI and pull the board out. 4. Reset the comp from the boot disk u made (HD is connected) 5. Get in "bios settings" and make sure that the new HD is defined as "primary drive" In the 1st IDE 6. Now, perform a FDisk on the new HD, define partitions, do a reset and format the HD Install the operating system you wish to have, make sure it works well. 7. install the SCSI board and its HD make anther reset. 8. now the comp is supposed to make boot and recognize the SCSI, it is possible that you will need to define your system configurations but for that, regretfully, I cannot guide you Although this is not necessarily have to happen. Good luck

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