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Dell PE1950 Perc 5i - Single Disc to Mirrored Conversion

Can anyone confirm if it is possible to take a single disc installation in a Dell PE1950 (Series 1) and convert to a mirrored array without destroying the data.  System has OpenManage installed.  (Emergency server o/s build but only 1 disc in stock - 3 day lead time for second disc to arrive )
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Yes, if connected to a PERC 5/i, you can.  You will need the OpenManage Server Administrator to do it.  If you have the Storage Management portion installed (Ie  you can see your hard drive attached to the controller), then you can skip past that step.  If you do not, then you can follow the steps from here.


Download and run to extract the files, then run C:\Openmanage\windows\setup.exe.  Choose a Custom installation and make sure that Storage Management (and all subfeatures) is installed.  Then you can go to Storage>PERC 5/i>Virtual Disks and do a Reconfigure.  A wizard will start, showing you all available drives and ask how you want to reconfigure.  You will be reconfiguring from a single-disk RAID 0 to a two-disk RAID 1.
cmdownAuthor Commented:
Thanks PowerEdge.  V fast response !

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