Dell PowerEdge 2900 RAID 5 hot spare PERC 5 question can I take a drive out of the raid 5 array?
Posted on 2007-04-09
Just got a Dell PE 2900. I ordered it with 5 drives. I was thinking of having a raid 5 array with 1 hot spare. I am installing SBS 2003 on it myself.
it came configured with all 5 drives in raid 5. is there a way to move 1 drive out of the array into hot spares?
If not, I have to start from scratch, right? build an array of 4 and 1 in the hot spare section? How do I install the dagnostic partition in the system?
and the audible alarm doesn't exist, right? How would you test that anyway? Pop out a drive?