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Moving RAID5 diskset from ML350 to DL380

Craig McCutcheon
Occasional Contributor

Moving RAID5 diskset from ML350 to DL380

Hi all
I want to move a 4 disk RAID5 set from an ML350g2 to a DL380G4.
The ML350 server config is 2x36gb RAID1 and 4x146gb RAID5 set.
I have added the reg key to the ML350 (for the DL380)and using LSR have successfully imaged the OS from the ML350G2 RAID1 set to the DL380.
I have built a new 4 disk RAID5 set on the DL380G4 with 4 spare 146gb drives. I want to now take the RAID5 set from the ML350 and install it into the DL380. It contains critical data.
Is there any gotchas with moving this RAID5 set from the ML350 to the DL380? I have read previous posts - just want to be sure.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Moving RAID5 diskset from ML350 to DL380


The Smart Array Controller does a pretty good job of recognizing disks that were on other Smart Array Controllers. I do not see why you should run into any issues. Just try to keep them in the same order. The controller might complain about a different order, but should still spin up the drives and allow access to the array.

Steven Clementi
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