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Disk expansion using Array Controller Utility on Smart Array 5300 Controller

Thomas Kaletsch
Occasional Visitor

Disk expansion using Array Controller Utility on Smart Array 5300 Controller

Dear Support,

Is it possible to expand an array on a Smart Array 5300 Controller (with Compaq DL380 G2) without losing the data on the current array (option Expand Array / Logical Drive)?

Thanks for your quick answer.

Regards
Thomas
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk expansion using Array Controller Utility on Smart Array 5300 Controller

Thomas:

The ACU (Aray Configuration Utility) allows you to expand your Arrays and Logical Drives "on-the-fly", usually without any dataloss. Though I have never had an expansion "gone wrong", it is always safe to have a full backup of your data.

With that said, you can add drives to your array without dataloss, swap out smaller drives with bigger drives without dataloss, expand/extend arrays, logical drives and OS partitions without data loss (easily in Windows OS).


Steven
Steven Clementi
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