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Smart Array p410i RAID I Disk Upgrade

 
DenEwout
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Smart Array p410i RAID I Disk Upgrade

Hi,

We currently have 2 500Gb spinning disks in a RAID I configuration. Since we are hitting our storage capacity limit, we want to safely replace both disks with 2 SSD's of 1Tb each without losing any data.

We have a Proliant G6, using a Smart Array p410i. What's the safest upgrade scenario that we can follow?

Kind Regards,

Ewout.

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Smart Array p410i RAID I Disk Upgrade

The P410i supports a list of SSD (see quickspec) but I did not see 1TB drive.

However, since you cannot mix different drives (SAS/SATA, spinning/not spinning) in a RAID, you need to backup your data and restore to the new disks or maybe clone the system to a new RAID (your new disks) using any appropriate software.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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DenEwout
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Re: Smart Array p410i RAID I Disk Upgrade

Hello,

 

Thanks for the fast reply. Would it be possible to follow this scenario:

  1. use the hpssacli tool to disconnect one of our current RAID 1 disks, but keep the other one running under the same logical disk
  2. setup a new RAID I with the two SSD's
  3. using the dd command to copy the disconnected disk to the new RAID 1 logical disk
  4. set the boot controller to the new RAID 1

(The server currently boots from the current RAID 1 setup).

Kind Regards,

Ewout.