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CREATE RAID 1 FROM A DISK WITH DATA

ARIVAS
Occasional Contributor

CREATE RAID 1 FROM A DISK WITH DATA

Hi.

A customer has a ML-350 with 136 Gb disk with the Operating System mount over a Smart Array 621 controller. We want to install another disk to create a RAID 1 (Mirror). is it possible to create Raid 1 in background?, I can't stop the server more than a few hours.

Thanks.
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JKytsi
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Re: CREATE RAID 1 FROM A DISK WITH DATA

Hi,
Yes it is possible if there is Array controller Utility (ACU) installed.
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JKytsi
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Re: CREATE RAID 1 FROM A DISK WITH DATA

And You can do it online.
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demosthenes
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Re: CREATE RAID 1 FROM A DISK WITH DATA

Jarkko,

I too have an ML-350 G5 with one (SAS) drive. I've purchased a 2nd (SAS) drive and want to mirror it. I have the e200i controller.

If I power down the box down, insert the 2nd drive and power it up, will it automatically mirror the 1st drive to the 2nd and preserve my data or do I need to run ACU?

Thank you.