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Adding an on-line spare

Gary Sawyer
Occasional Contributor

Adding an on-line spare

I have configured a RAID 5 array on a DL380 on a 6i controller with 4 disks and am using all 4 disks. I now want an on-line spare, and realise i cannot make one of them an on-line spare so wandered if i could simply put another disk in the server and add that to the array as the on-line spare without any disruption to my novell partition.

I'm not sure if the on-line spare actually is part of the array or not.

Thanks
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding an on-line spare

Yes, you can, and It is not part of any array until one disk fails.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Gary Sawyer
Occasional Contributor

Re: Adding an on-line spare

Great, thankyou for a speedy response.
Gary