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Raid O convert to Raid 1+0

 
Jeremiah Gillespie
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Raid O convert to Raid 1+0

Can I convert my logical drives back to Raid 1+0 without loosing any data?
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TTr
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Re: Raid O convert to Raid 1+0

Which raid controller do you have? Most HP SA raid controllers with the BBWC option have this capability.
Jeremiah Gillespie
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Re: Raid O convert to Raid 1+0

Smart Array 5i
TTr
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Re: Raid O convert to Raid 1+0

According to the quickspecs it can do raid level migration.
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10890_div/10890_div.html

However because you are converting from Raid0 (no redundancy drives) to Raid1+0 (half of the drives will be used for redundancy), you would need to have at least half of the space unused in Raid0 to be able to convert to Raid1+0. The unused space would be used for mirroring in R1+0.
Also you would have to have an even number of drives in Raid0.