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ML350 G6 HP Proliant server Hard disk out of space

jonerz
Occasional Visitor

ML350 G6 HP Proliant server Hard disk out of space

Hi i have a ML350 G6 HP Proliant server, its three years old and I’m really struggling with hard disk space at the moment i have 4 Partitions on C: but even those are struggling, my question is who easy is it to increase the physical drives with new ones without destroying any data and ensuring all mapped and short-cuts etc on clients are retained along with sql exchange server.

I need a perfect clone but off course I need much larger drives???

Can anyone with experience give me some idea please?

Many thanks

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RbBsmn
Regular Advisor

Re: ML350 G6 HP Proliant server Hard disk out of space

I assume you are having a RAID 1 / 5 set-up?
In that case just replace one of your old hard drives for a bigger one (all other specs should be the same!), let the array rebuild. Replace the next one, let it rebuild. Until you have replaced all hard drives for drives with more capacity.
Now you can use ORCA to extend the array to new available size.
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jonerz
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350 G6 HP Proliant server Hard disk out of space

Thank you for your help, but can i ask is there a particular sequence for this i.e. which drive do you take out first. Also is the ORCA programme like a partitioning programme like partition magic?

Many thanks

 

jonerz
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350 G6 HP Proliant server Hard disk out of space

Could you give me the web address for ORKA as google is giving me many suggestions? I have never heard of this programme before.
Many thanks
Dennis Handly
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