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    RAID addition

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    by jlbpotter ·

    I have a hardware RAID configuration and have three 18 GB hdds configured with data on them. I am wanting to add more storage and add about 3 more 36 GB HDDs in a RAID configuration also. Will I have to initialize my current RAID and lose everything before I can add these other drives? What are my options here?

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    • #2740911

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      by timwalsh ·

      In reply to RAID addition

      Since you can’t add the 36 GB drives to your current array (without losing half your drive capacity), you really have two (maybe three) choices:
      1. If you have a dual channel RAID controller, create a second array with the new drives and move your data to the new array.
      2. Backup your data to tape; rebuild the array using the new drives; restore from tape.
      3. If you happen to have a spare drive large enough to temporarily hold all your data, move the data to the temp drive; rebuild the array using the new drives; move data back to the array.

    • #2740910

      Reply To: RAID addition

      by jlbpotter ·

      In reply to RAID addition

      Thanks, Tim. I thought so but I just wanted to confirm it.

    • #2740908

      Reply To: RAID addition

      by jlbpotter ·

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