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HP DL380 G7: Expand Available Space

lmorales_exf
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HP DL380 G7: Expand Available Space

Hi,

 

Currently I have two 146 hot-swap HDD in my server, under RAID 1. I'm running out of space and added two new ones. Tell me if I'm wrong but in this case I just need to format both of them but where can I tell Windows/Server both new disks are for expanding  the current RAID 1 and not for additional unmirrored free space?

 

Regards,

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: HP DL380 G7: Expand Available Space

Hi,

 

There can be only two drives in Raid 1 and if you have added two new drives want to expand space, then you can create new set of Raid 1 or you can convert Raid 1 into Raid 5 and use all four drives in Raid 5.

 

Its called "Raid Migration", see the below links for more information.

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/Migrate-raid-1-to-raid-5/td-p/4556488

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Disk-Array/Migrate-Expand-a-RAID-1-to-RAID-5-on-a-P410i/td-p/5333187

 

 

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Re: HP DL380 G7: Expand Available Space

 

Hi,

 

The minimum requiremenet for RAID 1 level redundancy is two. When more than two drives are installed, they become part of the array and the fai;t tolerance level is n-1, where n is the number of drives. 

 

The ORCA or Array Configuration Utility may be used to manage extra drives.

 

Regards,

 

Vijayasarathy

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