Info

i You cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located. See the "defrag" event in the Application log for detailed information about the

operation when it has completed.

See Shrink a Basic Volume in Disk Management help for more information.

operation when it has completed.

See Shrink a Basic Volume in Disk Management help for more information.

Shrink Cancel

Figure 19-13. Shrinking the volume

2. The Shrink dialog box provides the following information:

Total size before shrink in MB

Shows the current capacity of the volume in MB. This is the formatted size of the volume.

Size of available shrink space in MB

Shows the maximum amount by which you can shrink the volume. This doesn't represent the total amount of free space on the volume. Instead, it represents the maximum amount of space that can be removed safely.

Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB

Shows the total amount of space that will be removed from the volume. The initial value defaults to the maximum amount of space that you can remove from the volume.

Total size after shrink in MB

Shows what the total capacity of the volume in MB will be after the shrink. This is the new formatted size of the volume.

3. Enter the amount of space to shrink the volume and then click Shrink to shrink the volume.

You can extend a volume by completing the following steps:

1. In Disk Management's Graphical view, right-click the volume that you want to extend and then select Extend Volume.

2. When the Extend Volume Wizard opens, read the introductory message and then click Next.

3. On the Select Disks page, shown in Figure 19-14, the disk you right-clicked is listed in the Selected list with all of its remaining unallocated space selected for use in extending the volume.

Figure 19-14. Extending the volume

4. In the Available list, you'll see available space on other dynamic disks. If you add one or more of these additional disks to the Selected list, you'll be able to use the free space on these disks as well. However, doing so will create a spanned volume with no fault tolerance.

5. Click Next and then click Finish. Disk Management will extend the volume.

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