Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Extending system drive in Windows 2008

Below steps which needs to be taken to extend system (or any other drive for that matter) on Windows 2008. No reboot is required for this method.

Initial configuration is below

1. Add additional drive. No reboot is required if it's virtual OS. Initialize the drive with MBR partition.

2. Choose "Add Mirror" for D drive and select new disk as destination drive.
3. After mirroring is complete, choose "break mirror". This shall assign D drive letter to volume on new disk

4. Delete volume which is left from old drive on original disk.
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5. Choose extend volume from OS drive. This will extend volume with no reboot.

Final config is below

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