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Array expand with DL360

Sascha Poloczek
Occasional Visitor

Array expand with DL360

Hello,
wie have a DL360 with Array 5i Controller and this configuration:

Array A: 2 x 36 GB (system)
Array B: 3 x 72 GB Raid5 + 1 x 72 GB HotSpare

Now we like to clear the Hotspare drive and expand the the array B to 4 x 72 GB.

How can i do this online?

Thank you.

sascha
3 REPLIES
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Array expand with DL360

Hi,

I think, it should be possible. But for your own safety read the ACU manual about extending logical drives here:
http://wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/reference_library/viewdocument.asp?countrycode=1000&prodid=117&source=239449-004.xml&dt=264&docid=14346

What os/release are you running on that machine?

Michael
john_347
Regular Advisor

Re: Array expand with DL360

Hi Sascha

You need to run the array controller software & remove the hot spare from the array then expand the array.. Depending on how important your data is .. I wouldnt do it myself. Why not just add a new drive ??

regards

jc
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Array expand with DL360

Hi,

John has a point. You would not only take away the safety with the spare, but also increase the risk of failure for raid5 by adding another disk.

Michael