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Replace Server Drives

Dan Newton
Occasional Contributor

Replace Server Drives

I have a Proliant DL380 G5 server with 7 drives with Windows 2003 server installed. The dives have the folloiwng configuration: -

SAS Array A - 2 x 146Gb (mirrored) containing OS.
SAS Array B - 2 x 73Gb (mirrored) containing data
SAS Array C - 3 x 73Gb (RAID5) containing data

Can someone confirm a procedure to replace the 3 x 73Gb drives with 3 x 146Gb drives?

Is it a case of: -

1.) Copy data from drive to be replaced.
2.) Delete array C from ACU
3.) remove 3 x 73Gb drives and replace with 3 x 146Gb drives.
4.) Refresh ACU and configure new array.
5.) Format new drive in Disk Management.
6.) Copy data back to drive.