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Add drives to existing raid 5

Patric Falinder
Occasional Advisor

Add drives to existing raid 5

Hi, I have a ML350 G6 with raid 5 configured. I'm wondering if it's possible to add an additional drive to the raid array without rebuilding the whole array ie. I don't loose any data and just expand the array? If possible, does anyone know how VMware vSphere 5.0 handles this? Do I need to rebuild the datastore or can I just expand it? Thanks, -Patric
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giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: Add drives to existing raid 5

hi

you can expand the raid 5 through the ACU

and if the adapter lets you expand when it's 

finished you need to rescan the disks from vSphere

and it should adjust to the new size

Zohar

 

Patric Falinder
Occasional Advisor

Re: Add drives to existing raid 5

Thanks for the reply, that helped!