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Expanding a Removable Logical Volume File System for a Window Host
(KB # F0D07804)

The new QuikStation 4 firmware release 1.002.00 allows building logical volumes in RDX removable) mode (before, logical volumes could only be deployed in fixed disk mode configurations). As Windows does not support extending volumes of removable disks, the following procedure must be followed to extend a Removable RDX Logical Volume:

  1. Disconnect the host iSCSI initiator from the Removable RDX Logical Volume
  2. Add one or more disks to the Removable RDX Logical Volume from the User Interface of the QuikStation 4
  3. Use the Convert Device Type button or menu item to convert the Removable RDX Logical Volume to a Fixed Disk RDX Logical Volume
  4. Import the RDX Logical Volume on the Logical Device pane of the User Interface
  5. Connect the host iSCSI initiator to the Fixed RDX Logical Volume. It will have a different IQN than the Removable RDX Logical Volume, so the old IQN must be cleared from the initiator to do this step.
  6. Follow the instructions in the section Expanding a Fixed Logical Volume File System for a Window Host, above
  7. Disconnect the host iSCSI initiator from the Fixed RDX Logical Volume
  8. Use the Convert Device Type button or menu item to convert the QuikStation 4 to Removable Disk RDX Logical Volume
  9. Import the RDX Logical Volume on the Logical Device pane of the User Interface
  10. Connect the host iSCSI initiator to the Removable RDX Logical Volume. It will have a different IQN than the Fixed RDX Logical Volume, so the old IQN must be cleared from the initiator to do this step.

The extended volume is now presented as a removable disk to the Windows operating system.



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