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Extend a raid system with P420i - without dataloss

 
aandersen
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Extend a raid system with P420i - without dataloss

HI,

I have a HP system with a Smart Arry P420i, firmware 3.04 - running as fileserver.

I have 2 arrays with SAS discs

a) running RAID1 (Win2008R2)

b)Running RAID5 (Files/data)

 

I want to add a extra SAS HD to my RAID5 - can I do this "on the fly" or should

I expect to copy data out before doing this ?

 

Regards

 

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scharchouf
Trusted Contributor

Re: Extend a raid system with P420i - without dataloss

since you already have the RAID 5, so the card is equipped with at least 512 MB of cache. you just have a battery and used the ACU Array Configuration Utility for added disks.

 

I will communicate these links:

 

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.process/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay_ws_BI&spf_p.rid_kbDocDisplay=docDisplayResURL&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.rst_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-resourceState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c00729544-15%257CdocLocale%253D&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

 

http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00709035.pdf

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