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ML110 Promise Raid controller (S150 SX4)

 
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Eugene van Rooyen_1
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ML110 Promise Raid controller (S150 SX4)

I currently have one disk in server, raid is showing JBOD level. I have added second drive, want to create a mirror.
Is it possible to "upgrade" the RAID type from JBOD to RAID1? I know I can delete the raid and create a new one, but I was hoping to do this without losing the data on the current disk. (Especially since it is a system disk as well...)

Any help much appreciated!
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Oleg Koroz
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Re: ML110 Promise Raid controller (S150 SX4)

JBOD - Just a Bunch of Disks

However,unlike RAID, JBOD drives function individually, thus there is no performance
increase nor any fault tolerance.

http://www.geneve-communes.ch/images/pict/6487.pdf
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http://www.promise.com/support/file/installguide/1_FT%20S150%20SX4-M%20QSG%20v1.3.pdf
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e4services
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Re: ML110 Promise Raid controller (S150 SX4)

An interesting question. I looked at the controller data and the question I would present to Promise Support is, are a one disk RAID0 and this JBOD selection the same?
I would suggest getting your second disk in hand. remove your existing. put the second in it's place. See if it likes the change on startup. Then try and re-select the type for the array. They may not even allow such a thing.
Otherwise, back up and restore.
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e4services
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Re: ML110 Promise Raid controller (S150 SX4)

NOTE: On my workstation here, I replace my ATA RAID 1. New controller and new drives. Took one of my drives from the original RAID1 and attached it as a RAID0 single drive, to the new controller, after the new RAID 1 just to have access to the original data. Works fine. I also had attached the original RAID1 drive to the standard IDE controller and THAT works fine.
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Eugene van Rooyen_1
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Re: ML110 Promise Raid controller (S150 SX4)

Thanks to all of you who replied thus far! I appreciate it; trying to get hold of Promise support for more info...

Re: ML110 Promise Raid controller (S150 SX4)

JBOD level means nothing more than disk attached and not configured for any raid mode i.e. just a disk. For more than one disk, "just a bunch of disks". When you configure your drive for any raid mode, the controller will write a configuration on the drive, somewhere in the back, and treat it as if it were a little smaller. You lose data. I'm not sure if it will write somewhere in the beginning as well. Wouldn't be surprised.