My company had two HP ML350 G5 server with E200I 128MB RAM that plan using Windows Server 2003 R2 64bit to be
1. Domain-Based DFS
2. MS SQL Database application with the Account System ...
Now we had five 250GB SATA Plugabled HDD ...
I hear the saleman said that our server can using the HDD to be Hot Spare ... with four other HDD be the RAID-5
I go to HP's official web site, have not find any manual that teach how to setting up like that ...
And how about the size? Make it 128K or 64K or 32K or other value while the RAID build, I had experience of using ICH6R, 7R, 8R, 9R to make RAID-0, which K is best for File Server and Database at the same machine?
I am wonder, how the Hot Spare HDD working when the system is good health, and if one HDD dead, what will happened if have the Hot Spare HDD here.
Or using total five HDD to build a RAID-5 is better or using 2 HDD make RAId-1 for Os, other 2 HDD RAID-1 for Data, one HDD for Hot Spare? Do one E200I array card can do like that?