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I have a Dell PE 2600 with a PERC 4/di in it.  The server does not have Dell Openmanage array manager on it.  

Does installing array manager pose any type of risk to the raid?  I need to know if I need to do a complete system backup before installing.

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None whatsoever. But it is *always* good practice to make sure that you have a good backup before starting.

You *may* have to update firmware and drivers, and possibly the server BIOS, but the Array Manager installation program will tell you what it needs.
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I would suggest using the dell server administrator storage manager rather than Array manger. Array manager has been discontinued ( for a little over a year now) and wont support newer drivers and firmware. Installing it wont pose any threat to the array, but its always good to have a backup before making any system changes  as meyersd suggested.
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