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Help regarding expansion of raid-5 array

Jon_165
Occasional Visitor

Help regarding expansion of raid-5 array

Hi,
I've got a common problem to sort out.

HP diskrack with 6 disks (146 GB). Smart 6402 controller. acu 6.40

I need to expand this single raid-5 array and still have ONE logical disk.

The logical disk is configured as dynamic-simple, is it possible just to select expand when i've added the new drives to the array?

1. Can I use 300GB disks instead?
Creating a new array with these and simply adding the unused space to the already existing logical drive.

2. If I have to use spanned volumes, will this compromise the the Raid-5 security ?

3. Time is important, how much time will it take ?, the logical drive is pretty much full.

Thanks in advance.

Regards.
Jon O. Holtan
2 REPLIES
Jon_165
Occasional Visitor

Re: Help regarding expansion of raid-5 array

OS is windows 2000 server by the way
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Help regarding expansion of raid-5 array

Hi,

the process is well described here:
http://h200007.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00257511/c00257511.pdf

greetings,

Michael