Upgrade single volume to RAID 5
Posted on 2005-05-04
I inherited a server that is striped across three dives as a single volume (with two logical drives). I want to implement RAID 5 by replacing the current drives with larger capacity drives and setting up an appropriate RAID configuration.
My issue is that this box is my back-up server (in addition to too many other things – I work for a non-profit). If I wanted to do this to another box I could create a backup, do a basic build and then restore.
I’m OK with restoring the second partition (file storage) from tape; I need a way to get the system partition over to the new RAID. This box is so overloaded it isn’t even bordering on funny, but that makes it even more important to get it moved successfully. Ghost doesn’t support striped disks, and old XCOPY :) is too unreliable.
This box functions as:
Any suggestions would be helpful. Good suggestions that work will get you the points. :)