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Add space to RAID5 with Spare

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James Petryka
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Add space to RAID5 with Spare

I have a server with a 641 controller and I want to increase the data space available. There are 4 total drives in a RAID 5 with spare configuration. Can I remove the spare and add it to the array? And if so, can I do it live without loosing data?

Thanks!
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Steven Clementi
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Re: Add space to RAID5 with Spare

The quick and simple answer is yes/yes.

Is your "data" o na separate Logical Drive?

What OS you running?

Steven
Steven Clementi
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James Petryka
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Re: Add space to RAID5 with Spare

Thanks for the quick response!

There is only 1 logical drive on the server - it contains the data in 2 partitions: C:\ (OS) & E:\ (Data). It's a Windows 2003 server.

There's a place in the ACU where I can remove the spare. I assume once I remove it, it will show up as an unused physical drive, then I can add it to the Array.

Thanks.

James Petryka
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Re: Add space to RAID5 with Spare

Can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to remove the spare and add to the existing array to increase storage space?

Thanks in advance!