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Add new harddisk to current mirror disk

Ooi Hua Kang
Occasional Visitor

Add new harddisk to current mirror disk

Currently, my server use two 18.2GB harddisk and configured as hardware mirroring.

Can i add two harddisk to my current mirrow disk to expand the disk capacity without data lose.

How to do it?
3 REPLIES
Insu Kim
Honored Contributor

Re: Add new harddisk to current mirror disk

For instance,
If two disks are configured as a mirrored pair by the array hardware and belong to vg03, you can configure one more mirrored pair to extend storage capacity.
After bounding into a RAID1 mirrored pair, do vgextend to vg03.

# vgextend /dev/vg03
# strings /etc/lvmtab
/dev/vg03
c1t2d1 ---> 1st mirrored pair
c2t2d2 ---> 2nd mirrored pair

Hope this helps,
Never say "no" first.
Ooi Hua Kang
Occasional Visitor

Re: Add new harddisk to current mirror disk

Thanks Insu Kim,

Sorry, i forgot mention i am using a NT box, not HP-UX, so how should i do this with netraid assistant?


Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Add new harddisk to current mirror disk

hi
if you have installed netraid assistant, go to view ad delete configuration, you will see the two new hdd in ready, just drag and drop it in the logical device on the right of the window, the migration will start after confirmation fo whickind of raid you want. data will be preserved, anyway, a full backup is recomanded.
Important thing: befor the migration run a consistency check to be sure all is ok

bye
marino