Switch from RAID 0 to RAID 5
Posted on 2008-06-10
I have a client that purchased 3 Dell PowerEdge 2950 Servers. 2 with 4 - 300GB SAS Drives and one with 6 - 300GB SAS drives. He had all of them configured for RAID 0 and now that he sees the error of his ways he wants to switch them to RAID 5. What is the easiest/safest (data safety is the highest requirement) to make the switch? The only thing i could come up with is back up all the servers, then make a Ghost image of the servers. Reconfigure the RAID, and drop the Ghost image back on the new array having the backup as a secondary restore point just in case something gets corrupted in the ghost image. Any other suggestions?