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msanjay196
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raid 5 expansion

Hi,

We have a Hp server dl380 g6 which is been used with VMWare Esx4i

I have 4 hard drives each of 300GB, configured as an array of RAID 5

I want to add 2 more hard drives and need to expand the array.

1)Do I need to backup the virtual machines, before I expand the array to accommodate the extra 2 hard drives.

2) Does Raid 5 work with 6 hard drives and how do I go about expanding the array

Thanks
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Manuel Boosch
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Re: raid 5 expansion

i think the best way is to boot from the Smart Start CD 8.50 in the Array configuration Utility. Its no problem to expand the array without data loss. raid 5 with 6 hdds is no problem.

msanjay196
Frequent Advisor

Re: raid 5 expansion

So, I don't need to backup the VM's before the array expansion?

Thanks
Manuel Boosch
Frequent Advisor

Re: raid 5 expansion

its no problem. i expanded many arrays, never had a data loss.
msanjay196
Frequent Advisor

Re: raid 5 expansion

Thank you.
msanjay196
Frequent Advisor

Re: raid 5 expansion

Thanks