I have a proliant server 8000. I had a hard drive failure of one disk that i replaced last night and the array is properly working now. I have 4 disks running (18.2) and have another 5 to use. I need the extra space so am thinking of adding 3 disks (same size) to the array and keeping one as a space and one in place as an online extra (if this is possible).
I originally set up the array using smartstart but i have had no experience of expanding the array whilst the box is running. I attempted to do this via windows 2000 (sbs) using (C:\Program Files\Compaq\Cpqacu\CPQACU.EXE) and this is the error i received.
You have requested to perform extension on one or more logical drives on this controller. Extension is not currently supported on Windows 2000. If the operating system for any logical drive on this controller is Windows 2000, please do not attempt to use this feature, as data-loss could occur.
Are you sure you want to continue?
Are my options to close it down and then use smartstart or is there another way to expand the array without shutting it down.
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.