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Adding new HD to DL380 using Raid 5

I have HP server DL 380 running on Raid 5 with three Hard Disk 36G and I want to upgrade the size of the Hard Disks so I will add to other hard disk on the server to be 5 Hard disks.

- Are the server will prepare them automaticly?
- Should those two hard disks be the same size of the old ones?
- is there is any Steps I should follow?
just I know I have to shift the old three HD and and the new two to be the first.

please advice

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So if I put the others new (2 X 300 GB) the size will not be bigger that 74GB or what?
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Ok If I want to do that how I could do it on the right way without go to risk or casue data curruption
by other words:  adding the two new Hdisk before the old three on the array or after and is the system will prepare them by itself.
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so can I use 2 type of RAID 5 & 1 on one server at the same time?

Yes, (depending on your controller, as a caveat). Here's an adaptec screen showing a RAID 5 and RAID 1 on the same controller:
Also, ALWAYs do a Backup before starting (by Imaging if your prefer).

I have seen some very intolerant RAID controllers not allowing dynamic additions etc....
Thanks Man your support was very helpfull.

appreciated

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Mostafa
You're welcome - I hope you get on alright.
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