RAID-5 expansion / harddisk replacement (with bigger disks) w ithouttotal data-loss

Nicolai Schleifer schleifer at chamaeleon.de
Tue Aug 19 10:23:01 CDT 2003


Although a negative on that, I'm very thankful for that information, because it will save me a lot of time.

Thank you!


Greetings
Nicolai

On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 09:37:46 -0500
Eoin_Mcguinn at Dell.com wrote:
> Subject: RE: RAID-5 expansion / harddisk replacement (with bigger disks) w ithouttotal data-loss
> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 09:37:46 -0500
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> My understanding is that the new 36Gb disks will be coerced down to 9Gb and
> locked by the controller, and there will therefore not be option to increase
> the size of the container. But, if for example a 36Gb was installed
> initially with a 9Gb container, it would then be possible to 'grow' the
> container into the remaining space... But that's no good to you now...
> 
> What you may be able to try is the following: Create a RAID 5 container
> across all of the free 27Gb's of each 36Gb disk, and create a soft stripe
> across the primary and secondary (new) container within Linux.


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