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Dl360 - add drive for mirroring

I have an HP Proliant DL360 G4 with a single Ultra320 36.4Gb disk drive.  I would like to add another Ultra320 disk drive and create a Raid1+0 . This sounds like an easy tasks and looking for some validation. First off can I do this without destroying the data on the original disk? What is the best method to perform this task? Thanks in advance.
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Yes, you can do it without destroying data.  Get the new drive, set the jumpers to an unused ID, enter the SCSI BIOS and set to RAID, tell it to sync and start 'er up.  If the SCSI card doesn't RAID on it's own, you can still do it from Windows.  Install the drive, boot into Windows, open Computer Management, Disk Manager and configure from there.

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There are no jumpers to change, just shove it in and go to the Array Configuration Utility under hp system tools in start menu and under wizards on the right hand side select the migrate RAID level wizard and chose RAID 1+0. No need to power off. The ACU is rather cluttered so if you don't see an option then look for the scroll-bars. If you get lost there's a blue ?mark at the top right with help menu. Annoyingly the wizard does not appear if there isn't an unassigned drive in the server.

On second thoughts might be best to shutdown the OS first since I've had one or two where the backplane isn't very well alligned and it's possible to push it back and disconnect the first drive when shoving in the second. Some caddies have bad springs in them so when you press the burgundy button the lever doesn't ping out automatically so you have to pull it.

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