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    To install RAID do you have to rebuild?

    I have a server with just one 72GB 10K SCSI drive - do you know if I could add another few disks and upgrade the RAID configuration on the fly? Or would the server need a full rebuild?

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    I'd image the server, install new disks, build array then image the array.

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    ^^ what he said
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    Depends on your RAID controller

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    Could do software RAID ie. dynamic disks. That doesn't require reinstall.


    ....i wouldn't personally tho.

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    I'd do a fresh install IF it's a new SCSI controller.

    If it's not, I'd do what they said..cos Moby knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vini
    I have a server with just one 72GB 10K SCSI drive - do you know if I could add another few disks and upgrade the RAID configuration on the fly? Or would the server need a full rebuild?
    IF you don't mind windows raid then you can do it like this:
    Build 2x same sized partitions on new drive, move file over from hdd1 to hdd2, format hdd1 then build 1 partition at half size. Move from hdd2 part2 to hdd1 part1, del hdd2 part2, then use the free space to build RAID0(or RAID5), move the data from non-raid partition to raided partition, then extend the RAID-ed partition to get the whole capacity
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    99% of the time you will need to rebuild. Very few controller offer what you want as a feature and they are very expensive.

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    its a crappy old server. which is due t be replaced. so the radi upgrade can be delayed.

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