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Breaking a hardware mirror

 
David Huttner
Occasional Contributor

Breaking a hardware mirror

I thought this would be simple. Maybe I'm missing something.

I have two SCSI drives hardare mirror via a 641 RAID controller. I want to break the mirror and use only one SCSI drive and NOT loose the data that's already on it. Can't seem to find a way to do this without loosing the data on my drive.

Help...

Thanks!
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Breaking a hardware mirror


You cantt migrate from RAID1 to single Drive RAID 0
Limitation of Hardware RAID technologies.
Only if you willing to trick controller and work later with message Failed or Missing Drive replace drive. (Not the best Practice)
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Breaking a hardware mirror

You can make it now - with Firmware Update it's possibly

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/23683.html

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/revision/7739.html

... Added split-mirroring support and a mirroring re-synchronization feature. This allows a RAID 1 volume to be split into two RAID 0 volumes and then combine the two RAID 0 volumes into a single RAID 1 volume....