Replace RAID 0 array drives for bigger ones

Ugo Bellavance ugob at camo-route.com
Wed Oct 11 14:45:25 CDT 2006


Patrick_Boyd at dell.com wrote:
> No. RAID 0 has no redundancy so you cannot rebuild the volume. You need
> to backup the data on the VD. Then delete the VD, replace the drives,
> then create a new VD. 

Sorry, I meant RAID 1 (Mirror).

> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Ugo Bellavance
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 9:08 AM
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> Subject: Replace RAID 0 array drives for bigger ones
> 
> Hi,
> 
> 	We are using a LSI Logic MegaRAID 521S under linux.  We have
> 2x36 GB HDD in the server and we'd like to replace them with bigger
> capacity drives.
> 
> Would it be possible to:
> 
> - Purchase 2 146 Go drives
> - Remove one 36 Go drive, replace it with one 146 Go drive
> - Wait for the array to rebuild
> - Do the same with the second drive
> - Tell the array to use all HDD space available (stretch from 36 GB to
> 146 GB)
> 
> Is that possible?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> ugo
> 
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