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Implementing RAID 5

FPuskas
Occasional Visitor

Implementing RAID 5


Hi

I have an Compaq Proliant ML530 PIII at 1.GHZ with 2 disks (9,1GB)
I have no smart array controler.

I want to implement a RAID 5 and i've more 3 x 9,1GB disks and a smart array controller.

If i implement the RAID 5 i'll loose the data on the 2 older disks ?

Can i use de ACU for configure the array/raid ?

Thanks
Beste Regards
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Suraj Singh_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Implementing RAID 5

Hi,

What i understand from your post is that you have a total of 5 disks, and want to create a RAID 5 logical partition on 3 of the disks.

If that is the case, you will definitely loose the data on those 3 disks.

You can use the RAID configuration utility which came along with the array controller.

HTH,
Suraj
What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.
FPuskas
Occasional Visitor

Re: Implementing RAID 5

HI Suraj Shing

Actually in my server, i've 2 disks with no raid.

I want to add more 3 disks and implement the RAID 5.

I will loose the data on the 2 disks that i actually have ???


Best Regards
Felix
FPuskas
Occasional Visitor

Re: Implementing RAID 5

HI Suraj Shing

Actually in my server, i've 2 disks with no raid.

I want to add more 3 disks and implement the RAID 5 on the 5 disks !!

I will loose the data on the 2 disks that i actually have ???


Best Regards
Felix
Suraj Singh_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Implementing RAID 5

Hi,

No, in case you are adding 3 fresh disks, and want only those disks to be part of RAID 5 array, then you won't loose any data.

HTH,
Suraj
What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.