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I have an HP ML350 server, currently with 3-36 gig drives in a raid 5 config, I want to add 2 additional drives in a raid1 config, can I do this without powering down the server?  Build the container?
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blamethenetwork earned 250 total points
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as long as the array configurator utility was loaded when the server was built you can do it on the fly.  goto start - programs - hp system tools - HP array configuration utility - hp array configuration utility (see picture).  Here you can build a new logical drive.  Once it is built you can run disk manager from windows to initialze and format the drive.
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yes its there, do I still have to build the container,  ctrl-m
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I dont understand your "container" comment.  If this is a windows box all you have to do is create the logical drive then initiate the logical drive to partion it into usable space.
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Yes, you do have to build a separated RAID 1 container and it's easy to do so. You can choose to build it with ctrl-M at the boot or using ACU (array configuration utility). Either method will give the same result. Just insert your drives in the bay and start with ACU (as the above picture). Your ACU will then detect the new drives and all you have to do is click on configuration wizard on the right panel and follow the wizard to create a second container with RAID 1.

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I forgot to mention that if you build a second container with ACU, you don't have to power down your server. Using ctrl-M will require a reboot.

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Thank you both for your help. basically any server with ACU eliminates the neet to build new or additional containers on boot?
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I will use this solution once the drives are purchased, I have awarded you both 250 points.  Thanks.  Can you recommend drives?
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We can't recommend you the drives since don't know the Generation of your server. I can only suggest you to get the biggest capacity if you can. Contact HP and give them your server model and generation; they will figure it out for you.

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