Creating New RAID 5 Array using HP ACU
Posted on 2008-11-11
We received a HP DL 380 G5 server with only one 72GB Hard Drive. This was not enough storage so we ordered for 4 more similar capacity hard drives. However we needed to get the system up and running so installed windows 2003 r2 on the existing hard drive (raid 0). It currently has two partitions and is running an application.
When the new hard drives arrive, I wanted to configure a RAID 5 array using the HP ACU utility and create logical drives. My questions are:
1. Will I loose data by reconfiguring the system to RAID 5 and creating logical drives
2.Is there a way to configure RAID 5 without having to reinstall the entire system-os and applications?