Add Drive to existing raid configuration


I have an HP Proliant GL380 running from the internal raid card.  I currently have 4 disks installed - 3 in a radi 5 configuration with a hot spare.

I would like to create a new volume on a separate 300 GB drive that I would like to store the Shadow copies of the first volume.  

Can I install the new drive and create the new volume onto it without messing about with the original raid set up or do I have to wipe it all and start again?

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You should be able to do what you mentioned without messing with the current Raid setup. Just add the drive and then in hp array utility create a new array and then configure the logical drive.

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Hello Nick_D,

The new disk will apear in the HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU) - simply select it and make it its own array - it will mark it as RAID0 though technically its not its a JBOD (Just A Basic Disk)

This will then appear in Disk Management under windows and you can format it and set it up for the shadow copies you want to reside on it

No need to do anything to your existing confg (NB the online spare cant online spare to the JBOD so if it dies, you lose it)


Nick_DAuthor Commented:
Worked perfectly, thanks.

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