Increasing logical drive size
Use this action to add space to an existing logical drive so you can increase its
When you create a logical drive, it is striped across all of the physical drives
used by the logical drive. To increase the size of an existing logical drive,
you add segments to the logical drive, which can
be on the same or different disks. Then, the ServeRAID Manager migrates the
logical drive such that the data is spread across
the existing and new physical drives.
- The capacity of the modified logical drive must match or exceed its
- The maximum size of a logical drive is 2 terabytes (TB).
- In the Logical devices view, click (logical
- Right-click Expand or change logical drive. The Configuration wizard
opens with the "Choose RAID level" window. Click Next.
The "Create logical drives" window opens.
- Add segments to the logical drive. Optionally,
click Advanced to select a new stripe-unit
size for the logical drive.
To remove or replace a physical drive, click the drive you want to remove
(indicated by );
then, click the drive you want to replace it with. To cancel your changes and start over, click .
When you are ready to continue, click Next. The "Configuration summary"
- Review and apply your new configuration or schedule
the migration for another time.
- After the logical-drive migration is complete, create additional partitions
to use the expanded logical-drive space. If the server is a Microsoft Windows
system, you can extend the size of a pre-existing partition
with the newly acquired logical-drive space.