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Convert Raid 0 to Raid 1

Navaneeda
Regular Advisor

Convert Raid 0 to Raid 1

I have installed a Dl 380 G4 server with Single SCSI Hard disk. Installed Windows 2003 in the server with Raid 0 Configuration. Now i want to add one more drive in the server and create mirror with the existing drive. is it possible to convert Raid 0 drive to mirror with another drive to make it Raid 1+0 without loosing the Operating system in the server ????

Server is DL380 G4.
2 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Convert Raid 0 to Raid 1

hi

yes it's possible

just ad the new HDD open array configuration utility (ACU) EXPAND option will show up continue expanding after that (takes some time)
MIGRATE option will show andd just follow the steps

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Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: Convert Raid 0 to Raid 1

I would certainly take a backup of the OS before doing this.
There's always some risk.
I do know that doing this on a SATA Array where the array is enabled in the BIOS makes an OS installed on a JBOD unbootable. Mainly because the array driver isn't installed.
I think you're on safer ground with the SCSI Array. But I'd still ensure things were backed up or you had a recovery strategy in mind before starting.