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  Asked By: Payal    Date: Apr 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 903

I'm running out of disk space in my Sharepoint server, is there a symple way
to add a new disk without having to reinstall sharepoint from a backup



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Maya Lewis     Answered On: Apr 03

You _might_ be able to change the location of some of Sharepoint's database
stuff. (Stop the service, copy the files ofver to the new directory, change
the locations in the admin tool and restart the service)

But I wouldn't want to try this for the first time on a PRODUCTION server!

You might also be able to back it up over the network direct if you have
enough storage  elsewhere.

Answer #2    Answered By: Paola Mcmahon     Answered On: Apr 03

I would.....buy a bigger HD, ghost the entire server  to a file on another
box via the network (or via a local HD that you plug-in inside the existing
box), remove the old HD, install new HD, and ghost the entire thing back.

This works, even if the server is using dynamic drives, but when you
restore, they get restored back to basic.

The beauty of this, is (as long as you guarantee your ghost file is good and
you keep static away from the original HD) you have multiple backups
including the original HD! If things go bad on you, shrug your shoulder and
install the original HD.

Saved me many times.....I ALWAYS Ghost my exchange 5.5 server before
modifying in anyway.

Answer #3    Answered By: Justin Mckee     Answered On: Apr 03

Ghost your exchange server???????????

Answer #4    Answered By: Jared Bell     Answered On: Apr 03

Can you elaborate....ew!....is that good or bad......I'm telling you, I had
a bad SP install one time, ghosted it back and it worked fine.....of course
the environments I work in are pretty small.

Answer #5    Answered By: Bernice Puckett     Answered On: Apr 03

I would think you were lucky. Ghosting an active Exchange Server as a means
of backup is not a feasible solution.

Answer #6    Answered By: Mackenzie Lewis     Answered On: Apr 03

I did not mean to imply that was my only backup....I have two weeks of tapes
as well...but in a pinch it has worked well for me....

Answer #7    Answered By: Kurt Gilbert     Answered On: Apr 03

Another option is

Upgrade your disc to dynamic discs if nescesary.
Add a new disc.
Create a spanned image. This will add  the new disc space  to the

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