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FAILURE DURING ARRAY EXPANSION

Medardo70
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FAILURE DURING ARRAY EXPANSION

Hi,

 

we have a Proliant DL380, using Array controller P400 with battery backup.

 

attached to the controller:

 

2 disk 72GB using raid 1,  Ubuntu NOS  Array 1

3 disk 146GB using RAID 5  for data.  ARRAY 2

 

Array 1  and Array 2, use one partition or logical drive.

 

Array 2 is full, 95% of disk usage.

 

We upgrade the server with additional Memory RAM, and 3 additional disk SAS - 146GB - 10k.

 

ACU is not available as application for UBuntu, so follow this steps:

 

1. Turn off the server

2. Boot using SmartStart 8.15 ver.

3. Choose Maintenance Server Option

4. Choose ACU

5. The new disks installed appear linked to the RAID controller

6. We choose the expand array option on Array 2.

 

After that and a confirmation screen, we AGREE, and a screen showing a RAID expanding appear

The problem  is  with the proccess,  this screen is not showing a progress bar, and we don't know if the process is complete.

 

Can we restart the server  without data loss ?,  remember this server is using Ubuntu and Ebox so is used as a PDC.

 

Help,  may I restart the server ?,  I need it on the air urgent.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Medardo

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