Removing a drive from a RAID 5 controller that has not been assigned a logical drive
Posted on 2006-11-24
I inherited a RAID 5 system that had (in anticiapation of a space problem) 2 drives added to the array making 5 drives in total. The new drives are currently listed as unused space and has not been assigned a logical drive.
My problem is that the anticipated space problem does not exist and I want to remove one of these drives and make use of it elsewhere. If I just remove the drive the system acts as if there was a drive failure and the only option seems to be to replace it. I am using the HP Array Configuration Utility to see the drives. There is also a HP Array Configuration Utility CLI tool available - but I do not see anything in there regarding removing physical drives.
Anybody have any information that could help?