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Rene Eblinghaus
Occasional Advisor

expand raid 0+1

hi,


i have a raid 0+1 with 2 harddisks.
Now i bought another 2 harddisks with the same size. i want to expand the logical drive to have more resources. what i have to do ???
must i delete the mirror first ???

when i use the express wizard in acu to expand the array they will create a new logical drive but i dont want a new one. Or should i use the configuration wizard to expand the array ? when i use the configuration wizard they appears an dialog wheere i can add two disks to the existing array and they show me a container with free space below the logical drive.. is this the right step ??

Thanx for help..

Rene

p.s. i use a proliant dl380g3 with smartarray 5i and acu 7.15
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Steven Clementi
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Re: expand raid 0+1

Rene:

If you go into the ACU and click on your array, on the right hand side, a menu should appear. The option to expand the array should be there at that point. Click the expand link and select your new drives. Expansion can take a while if there is alot of data to move.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Rene Eblinghaus
Occasional Advisor

Re: expand raid 0+1

Hello,

i did it :)
it works fine atm
3% in 30 mins.

Have i something to do with diskpart or anything else after that to expand the partition ???

well i will see :)

thx mate

Rene
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: expand raid 0+1

After the array expansion is finished, you need to then expand your logical drive(s). Just click your logical drive within ACE and then the expand link.

If you want to expand your C: partition, diskpart.exe will NOT work.

If you have a data drive, or partition, diskpart.exe shouod work..


Microsoft has a decent article on theusage of diskpart.exe.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325590


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Rene Eblinghaus
Occasional Advisor

Re: expand raid 0+1

Hello,

all works fine now.
The logical drive is extendet and no problems occured.
The only thing i have to do was to update the array firmware and driver.

After that i expandet my logical drive in the acu and then with diskpart.

Thx Rene