From: Walden H. Leverich
Not sure I follow? Are you saying that adding drives to windows,
expanding file systems, or cleaning up disks require you to shut
down?

No. I was referring to the "c:" drive running out of space. Say a spammer floods a mail server with garbage that fills the drive unexpectedly.

My understanding is that under Windows you allocate space to a "drive", then reference that drive from applications. The logical drive is a fixed size - and doesn't extend automatically, when another physical drive is added.

Under IBM i, no space is specifically allocated to libraries, files, file systems, or databases. Adding a physical drive automatically extends any space available to everything on the server. No need to partition anything, no need to designate a logical drive, no need to allocate space to anything, no need to move anything, no need to change applications to reference a different "drive", for example.

Nathan.





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