In order to protect important data, more and more users would like to create mirrored volume because it is a fault-tolerance volume that can duplicate significant data on two dynamic disks. To be specific, if one of the disks damage, the data on the damaged volume disk becomes unavailable, but the system can keep working via the unaffected disk. Thus, most users who need high performance and high safety of computers use it to protect significant data. However, along with the increasing storage amount of data, mirrored volume is running out of space. In this case, users need to increase its capacity to fix this problem. Here, we will show users how to extend mirrored volume under Server 2012.
As we know, Windows built-in disk management tool can help to resize partition and volume. Unfortunately, the disk management tool can only extend simple volume. If users want to successfully resize mirrored volume, professional partition management is indispensable. And they can try MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition since it is specially designed for managing Windows Server volumes without limitations.
Developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., this professional partition server magic can support almost all OS, including Windows PC (7/8/Vista/XP all edition), and Windows Server (2003/2008/2012 all edition). Besides, it provides wizard like interfaces and detailed operating steps. Thus, most common users can easily handle it to quickly resize dynamic volume (including simple volume, spanned volume, stripped volume, mirrored volume and Raid-5). What’s more, it has high security.
Before extending mirrored volume, users need to install MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition on computer according to prompts. After that, launch it to get its main interface as follows.
All volumes and disks and information about them are displayed here. At this time, select the mirrored volume which needs extending and click “Move/Resize” button on the toolbar or “Move/Resize Volume” from the left action panel to get the following interface.
A volume handle with one triangle icon on each edge is displayed in the above window. To increase volume size, users can drag the left triangle towards the middle to lengthen the volume handle. Or users can input desired value to corresponding textbox to get the same effect. After getting desired volume size, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
Finally, click “Apply” to perform this change.
After seeing the detailed introduction, users will know how to extend mirrored volume under Server 2012 by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.