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Need to replace 6 146 GB HDs ( RAID 5 ) with 300 GB drives on dl380G6. Whats is the best route?

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Need to replace 6 146 GB HDs ( RAID 5 ) with 300 GB drives on dl380G6. Whats is the best route?

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Can I replace 146GB with 300GB without reconfiguring RAID in ORCA or ACU and grow old volume to its new full capacity roughly about 1.5TB?

 

I have attempted to work with HP techs to help format an ation plan to replace SIX 146 SAS drives part of RAID 5 with 300GB SAS drives, at first they had me update the firmware to latest version, which didn't do anything, second tech suggest to re-enable logical drive, in doing so I would no longer be in position to insert old 146 GB drives and go back to original state. This is one of the requirement as a failback option.

 

I have 590GB worth of data, which has been backed up. but I need additional safety net to fall back on incase restore bombs out on me.

 

We do not have a BBWC cache module and thats where things are tricky for me.

If I had BBWC or FBWC module, I am being told by HP Tech support, I can start swapping out one hard drive at a time, until 1st one had rebuilt completely and insert second and so forth, this will allow me to expand the array from 685 GB to 1.5 TB.

 

Any suggestion, step-by-step documentation or links to accomplish this is highly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

DK

 

 

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