Adding old drive with old data into RAID array
Posted on 2007-10-18
On our old Dell Poweredge 4400 Server we have 5 total drives. 1 of which was pulled many many moons ago (at LEAST 4 years) and set on top of the server as a backup in case something went wrong with the software upgrade they were performing. (What's the tape for than?!?)
We're out of space, I have no idea what RAID they're using (I'm guessing RAID5), I would like to throw this drive back in, but I am afraid it's going to write whatever is on this drive to the other and not vice versa. I've only rebuilt degraged drives that needed to be replaced, never had to throw a 4 year old disk back into an array.