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Raid Migration inc Exchange Data

reddoor
Occasional Contributor

Raid Migration inc Exchange Data

Hi I currently have a ML350G5 with 2 146Gb drives running in a raid 1 (mirrored) setup. Would I be able to add an additional 146Gb drive and turn the array into a Raid 5?

 

This drive is currently holding the Exchange 2003 data so obviously wouldnt want this to be effected.

 

The server is running Windows 2003 and the Raid card is a Smart Array E200i embeded.

 

Thanks

6 REPLIES
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Raid Migration inc Exchange Data

What kind of hardware RAID controller do you have?

reddoor
Occasional Contributor

Re: Raid Migration inc Exchange Data

Hi im using the Smart Array E200i embeded card, is that not what you mean?

Joaragon
Advisor

Re: Raid Migration inc Exchange Data

Yes, but you need to installed the BBWC module (battery backed write cache) for the controller to support R5 and stripe/raid migrations.

reddoor
Occasional Contributor

Re: Raid Migration inc Exchange Data

Hi yes I do have the battery pack for this Raid controller.

 

So am I able to perform this live without any impact on the exchange data?

reddoor
Occasional Contributor

Re: Raid Migration inc Exchange Data

Just to confirm the part number for the battery is 351580-B21

 

Thanks

Joaragon
Advisor

Re: Raid Migration inc Exchange Data

That looks like a 128 BBWC for a 640 controller, are you sure that's the part #?  You can easily verify once the drives are inserted because if you have no BBWC then the options are greyed out.