Dell Poweredge 2950 PERC 5/i
Posted on 2009-05-07
I have a question. I need to add a drive to an existing raid group or VD? I have installed Open Manager and it tells me that the firmware and drivers for the controller are out of date. I know I need to upgrade the drivers first and then the firmware.
My question is: Is there any possibility that after the upgrade that the data currently on the drives will get corrupted or deleted? Any possibility that the drives attached to the controller would become inaccessible?
Very important data and we are a 24x7 operation. Also once the updates are done and I perform a reconfiguration in order to add a drive to expand the capacity of the group, will the reconfiguration erase or delete any data or will it simply add the drive and expand the capacity?
I have a Dell Poweredge 2950 with a PERC 5/i raid controller.
A lot of questions but I am making this worth 500 points because it is that important to me. Thanks