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RAID 1 TO RAID 5 CONVERSION

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ugadata

The only way not to lose your data is to back it up first.

Now, when you say "data" do you mean installed programs, the installed OS, and data created/stored by existing programs? If so you'll need some kind of image backup software (as compared to a file backup software) at least for partition containing the OS.

Is the RAID being implemented in software or is it hardware (I hope it is implemented in hardware, makes life much simpler).

I doubt there is any way to do an in-place conversion from RAID 1 to RAID 5.