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DL360 G5 Mirror to Raid5 Config

Steve Twiss
Occasional Visitor

DL360 G5 Mirror to Raid5 Config

Hi guys

I have a DL360 G5 with a 2 drives that are mirrored. I want to add a further drive to make this a Raid 5 array. Is this possible and can you forsee any problems. I can't afford to lose the data off these drives and im hoping to be able to break the mirror then create the raid array. Thanks
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Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G5 Mirror to Raid5 Config

Hi Steve,

in theory, you will not lose data, however it is recommended to make a backup.


The controllers (bothE200i and p400i) require Battery Backed Write Cache(BBWC) option to make raid level migration. So if you have the BBWC :

1. Add the drive & go into Array Configuration utility
2. Expand the array & extend the logical drive
3. Click on the logical drive and click migrate array

Step by step on page 36:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00729544/c00729544.pdf

Regards



Steve Twiss
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL360 G5 Mirror to Raid5 Config

Got ACU installed. On Page 36 point 4 it mentions possible raid levels. 5 is not listed for me as the array only has 2 drives currently and cant see how i add the new drive to this array? Thanks