Solved

Extending a Raid 5

Posted on 2006-10-28
6
544 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am adding 2 monre 73 gb drives to my Dell PE server this weekend.  I currently have 3 of them now running raid 5.  

1. Does anyone know how long it will take to add the extra drives to the array?

2. Does the danger with data loss occur when adding the drives to the array or just when extending a partition using extpart or diskpart?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jamessa
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Elite_Bigfoot earned 500 total points
ID: 17825800
Hello there,

1. I assume it can take something about 20-40mins depends on your specs and life time of the server raid.

2.Usually this action commits with no problems but for your information there is also a danger in adding the drives to the array which could cause a severe data loss.
Of course it has its success precentage, but there always a chance to take.

Good luck.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jamessa
ID: 17825840
Dual 3.0ghz Xeon procs.  1 gb of ram.  The server is almost 2 years old using a Perc 4e/di controller.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Elite_Bigfoot
ID: 17825851
I see, well i can't make an absolute estimate time, but just free yourself some schedule while commiting this process.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:jamessa
ID: 17825863
, I am going into work this afternoon.  I just wanted to make sure I could get it done before Monay morning, providing everthing goes smooth.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Elite_Bigfoot
ID: 17825886
Yep,

No problem.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jamessa
ID: 17825901
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question