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RAID Drives - installing larger capacty

By k-n-ballantyne ·
I have a W2k server with 2 9GB drives running RAID1. We are running out of space and want to install larger drives. Is there an easy way of doing this without going through disaster recover disks and back ups (or complete reinstall which has been suggested)

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by lloyd In reply to RAID Drives - installing ...

it all depends on you raid card(if hardward raid)
mylex cards for example will let you increase the size of your raid but this is normally done under raid 5. i have converted raid 1 into raid 0+1 then into raid 5 on a mylex 352.it took ages!!
hopethis helps

Lloyd

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to RAID Drives - installing ...

Hi,

If you can put the two new drives on the controller at the same time, it would simply be a matter of Norton Ghosting the originals to the new drives, then remove the old ones.

If not, you can still break the mirror, put one new drive in...Ghost the image, remove the original drive, insert the other new drive and rebuild the mirror set.

If your controller supports it (with different sized disks), you could also...

...Break the mirror, put one new drive in...rebuild the mirror set, remove the original drive, insert the other new drive and rebuild the mirror set again.

Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Tim.

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