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How to upgrade a raid 1 solution?

I have a raid 1 soluion for 80 Gb.
I would like to upgrade the drives to 500 Gb and I would like to do it w/ as little down time as possible.

Would I be able to swap the secoundary drive w/ the 500 Gb drive and let it rebuilt and then change out the primary dirve and still able to use the whole 500 Gb?
Or would I have to use a drive image software to copy drive image to the 500 Gb drives?

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rindi

8/22/2022 - Mon
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tongslee

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Thanks Rindi

One more question

So I can make an image of the HD and copy it on to the new HD through USB.
Swap HDs and that them rebuild? Or do I need to build the new array first then copy the image on to the new raid?
rindi

I'd first build the array, then restore the image. But as this is raid 1 it should also work the other way round. But if you build the array first you'll know if that works OK.
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your welcome