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Disk extension I have a Dell running 2000 server. It has a RAID 5 disk configuration with 5 partitions. All partitions are NTFS except for a small Dell utility partition that is FAT. The rest are a combination of simple dynamic and simple spanned. I have been able to extend the volumes on all except the first simple dynamic which is the boot partition. Like the other volumes, the option is there to extend, however, it offers an error message after the final wizard window indicating the volume could not be extended.Is there any way to extend this volume?

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Try a program like Norton PartitionMagic (which costs about 60 dollars) or the free GParted (which is a live cd. you should download it and burn it to a cd with a program like nero or alcohol120%)

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A disk read error has occurred when booting a Dell PowerEdge 2950. Passes all diagnostics. Will run chkdsk from CD. Raid battery was degraded at last reboot but all disks showed to be fine. Raid 1


what OS?
what disk?
no raid card stated, no array stated, no type of array stated.
One can put 100s of RAID cards in this server.
both raid cards or HBA cards,(forJBOD)
i can fix any server, but first need to know what is in the box first
you meant the boot disk has errors, right,? boot.
that would tell me the disk IS BAD.
but if and ARRAY , that means you must run SMART tests
on the disks, 1 by 1 to find the bad disk.
if smart shows its bad, or weak its for sure BAD.
on real servers. the server sends you email, (set up right)
telling you disk 3 in a RAID 6 is bad, replace it now.

are you running hardware or software raid, or HBA or
fake raid cards, (4 classes there.!)

the base system new has.
4 port SAS 5/i integrated SAS controller (no RAID_
and optional, from DELL , news.
Optional PERC 5/i integrated SAS/SATA daughtercard controller with 256MB cache,
PERC 4e/DC, PERC 5/e adapter

or any of 1000s of other aftermarket cards there.
I run LSI 9361s (with MSM appl loaded)
this card will tell you what disk failed every time no kidding.
so will the PERCs setup correctly
the PERCs and my LSI and my HP raids
all have installed monitors for the RAID ,a program that runs full time all the time, and reports errors , many ways,
did you load that first and use it? seems not.
as no mention of SMART at all.
good luck.
Im not sure the names on DELL , MSM like software.
ah its OSA
never run a PERC lacking this APP. or you can not keep the server on line,.

http://www.dell.com/support/search/us/en/04#q=Dell%20OpenManage%20Server%20Administrator&sort=relevancy&f:langFacet=[en]

Mar 05, 2018 | Dell Computers & Internet

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My dell poweredge 2600 wont load up


  1. Can you access the Bios configuration on boot by pressing F2? Check the setting
  2. By load up do you mean your server software does not boot? use F10 on post from the utility partition main menu under Run System Utilities.
  3. Is the server working with RAID? Press CTRL + R and check the RAID
I am not going to say check all the cables because I am sure you will have already?!?

Aug 21, 2013 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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BAD HARDDRIVE


Yes. Verify that it is RAID 5 in your RAID config utility, and swap. It may take a larger drive, but you would lose the extra space. Util should indicate either way.

Best practice is to use identical.

Sep 28, 2012 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Enable RAID system


use this guide, this is fo the embedded sata raid controller that comes standar with the ml150 g5.

Enabling SATA RAID functionality in the BIOS Setup Utility: 1.Boot the server, and then press F10 to enter the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
2.Go to the advanced tab.
3.Enter the IDE configuration or hard disk configuration.
4.Change the ATA/IDE configuration to enhanced or SATA controller 2 enhanced (if not available then use enabled mode).
5.Configure SATA as RAID or configure controller 1 as RAID.
6.F10 to save and exit.
7.Reboot the server.
8.During post f8 will now show up for the embedded SATA set up.
•Creating the RAID volume.
1.Enter the embedded SATA setup by pressing f8 during post.
2.Enter the array configuration utility.
3.Enter create array.
4.Create the raid volume as desired.
5.Save and exit.

i hope it helps you!!!

Aug 11, 2010 | HP ProLiant ML150 G5 Server

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I have an HPL ML server with 146GB x 3 under RAID 5. I have 3 slots free. Now I need o add 320 HDD to these slots and configure different raid for them and to display the same as a different partition. Is...


dear mjabim,

it is possible...

actually raid has formed with hdd lun noand id nos ,

your old raid may formed with 1,2,3 id's

if you are adding these three disks

it will display as a physical dries in your raid bios and also it will not be covered under your old raid

you create one more raid array on your with those new disks

when you are these things , you have to do very carefully ...

for additional info please reply with raid card model for getting info about raid bios

Aug 11, 2010 | HP Compaq ProLiant DL380 G5 Server

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How do I replace a 73Gb disk in a RAID 5 config - DELL PE 4600


That depends on your configuration.
If the drive you want to change is installed in the peripheral bay, you have to turn the machine off before you can pull that drive out. Also: Hot-plug drive installation is not supported for systems without an integrated RAID controller or host adapter expansion card!

Look for more details on how to change a drive here.

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

Mar 08, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server

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The server doesn't boot and when I accessed the container configuration utility - clicked manage containers; my RAID 5 (136.7GB) container is dead and has 2 missing members out of 3. The 3rd one is 68.3GB...


You can download the drivers here:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WNT5&osl=EN&catid=-1&impid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=PWE_FOS_XEON_4600&hidos=WNET&hidlang=en&TabIndex=
However, due to the many configurations available in the PowerEdge server 4600, there is no way for me to tell you exactly which controller driver to use. You will probably have to make a boot disk to feed the driver to windows 2000.
Comment back with specific controller model numbers, and maybe I can direct you to the correct download.

Steven

Sep 17, 2008 | Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server

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Upgrade IBM Xseries 346 Server


You can add drives to the array through the scsi management software, then you can extend any dynamic partitions that don't have the OS on them. I don't think you can extend the array if it contains the OS. You may need to use the disk management utility in windows to make the partitions 'dynamic disks' before you can extend the data partitions

Aug 21, 2008 | IBM xSeries 346 Server

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Run Compaq Array Configuration Utility


Hi Foambob,

Try all means to get a smartstart CD.
Normally new version will be able to use on older hardware , but no guarantees.
I have always found it easier to use smartstart CD auto mode.
You can also do the install and then run ntssd to update all the drivers etc., but I don't recommend it for novices. Use the auto mode , it takes longer but safely and surely.

Good luck

May 21, 2008 | Compaq ProLiant 5500 Server

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Xseries 346 wont boot


You don't say whether or not your os is on the RAID 5 partition. Assuming that it is (for performance reasons, this is not recommended) then you should check to see if you have the option of configuring a separate raid configuration on your raid card (e.g. do you have a card with more then one RAID channel?) If this is so, I would create a separate RAID 1 array and install the OS just on that. Then you can mount the RAID 5 array with your data intact. Once you're up and running, you can remove the old OS partition, as it's no longer needed.

Apr 02, 2008 | IBM xSeries 346 Server

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