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Proliant DL585 Raid Expansion

 
Steven Bauch
Occasional Visitor

Proliant DL585 Raid Expansion

I currently have all 4 drive slots filled with 72.8 GB drives in 1 raid-5 array on my SQL server. I need to expand my capacity, but would rather not have to reinstall Windows and SQL server all over again on a new array with larger drives. Can I replace each 72.8GB drive with a 300GB drive one at a time, let the raid software rebuild the drive and after all 4 drives are replaced access the extra capacity?
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL585 Raid Expansion

hi

yes off course you can, in fact you don't need to reboot the server it is a online process

check this
http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1205372184662+28353475&threadId=1027500

and also I recommend you have latest Array configuration utility and latest firmware - driver for your controller

regards
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Steven Bauch
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant DL585 Raid Expansion

Thanks for the help. These replys answered my question.