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    Hello Moderators,

    In cluster environment the disks should be Basic. Cluster doesn't recongnize the Dynamic disks. However if the current configured disk needs to extended then How does the Basic disk is extended in cluster nodes ? As basic disks cannot be extended / exspanded. How is it possible in Cluster nodes ?

    I have googled it however couldn't find anything concrete. I want the concept behind it.

    Please answer my question. I am searching for nearly 2 months however no update.

    From,
    Amit
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    Amit
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  • #2
    Re: Clustering help

    I believe your assumption that basic disks cannot be extended is incorrect.

    How to extend the partition of cluster shared disk
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304736

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    • #3
      Re: Clustering help

      1st Google search http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304736

      2nd Google search; First of all, you should extend the LUN in the Storage Contoller

      Maybe this helps or maybe you have seen this already..
      MCSE 2003; MCTS Vista; Sec+; CCNA
      Attitude Makes The Difference!
      in other words you got to WANT to do it..

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      • #4
        Re: Clustering help

        I know How to use Diskpart and Disk Management for extending the drive on a server. I know the steps in standalone server and in cluster nodes by taking the resources offline.
        You didn't get my question. Let me explain,
        We can not expand BASIC Disk in a server. The disk has to be converted to DYNAMIC then only we can expand it.
        However in cluster nodes, DYNAMIC disks are not supported & not recognized. The disks has to be BASIC in cluster nodes.
        The How the disks are expanded in cluster nodes even the disks are BASIC ?

        How is it possible ? I want the concept behind it.

        It is not about the SAN / DAS / Storage Box. I have expanded the disks from SAN / DAS / Storage Box to the standalone server & cluster nodes also.

        I need the concept.......
        From,
        Amit
        [/EMAIL]

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        • #5
          Re: Clustering help

          You CAN Extend Basic Disks...

          I see what your asking but you are TELLING us that Basic Disks cannot be extended and they can, only boot volumes can't be extended or Data Volumes that have a page file, the page file must be moved first.

          There are RULES for Expanding that is all.

          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590
          MCSE 2003; MCTS Vista; Sec+; CCNA
          Attitude Makes The Difference!
          in other words you got to WANT to do it..

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