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DL380 RAID 5 question

msanjay196
Frequent Advisor

DL380 RAID 5 question

Hi,

I have a Hp DL380 which we are planning for multi use.

I have 2 72Gb hard drives for RAID 1 (o/s).


Then I have 6 146GB hard drives for which we plan to use RAID 5.

That will host a virtual machine on the server (running sql server), file shares.

Should I use 5 drives for RAID 5 and keep one as a spare or can I go ahead and use 6 drives for RAID 5.

Thanks
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 RAID 5 question

"Should I use 5 drives for RAID 5 and keep one as a spare or can I go ahead and use 6 drives for RAID 5."

you can do both controller will support it

which one to choose? it is up to and your business needs
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Re: DL380 RAID 5 question

Using 5 drives for the raid 5 and 1 for hot standby would be best choice.
If you run short of space you still have the option to expand your array to all six drives, if the controller supports this feature.
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msanjay196
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL380 RAID 5 question

Thank You.