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HP Proliant ML310 G5 Drive Upgrade

My Client is looking to upgrade the Hard Drives in their HP Proliant ML310 G5 Server running SBS2003. Currently they have (3) 146GB SAS drives running RAID 5. They want to go to (4) 300GB SAS drives running RAID 5. Now I'm more familiar with Dell PE servers. Dell has the Dell Management Server software that will allow you to rebuild the RAID 5 Array after adding a new drive into the system. But I haven't found the equivalent in HP software to do this. Can someone point me to the right software on a HP Proliant ML310 G5 to accomplish this.
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Handy HolderSaggar maker's bottom knockerCommented:
Must have a Smart Array controller if it's running RAID 5 since the onboard only supports RAID1, you can probably add the disk on the fly, you use the HP Array Configuration Utility to do this, probably installed already under start - HP system tools. If not it's easy enough to download.

Bear in mind it is context sensitive, if you highlight the array it gives the option to add disks to it (if already fitted) and also lets you add a new logical disk. If you highlight the logical disk it lets you expand it.

It also doesn't show options that are not available, e.g. in the right hand pane you will not see the option under common tasks to extend a logical disk on some controllers if you do not have a battery because some only support online extension if BBWC is fitted. Damn annoying that it doesn't even show it greyed out.

First thing to do in the ACU is to highlight the controller and get it's properties, then you'll know which one it has and whether it has a battery or not.
DjrobluvAuthor Commented:
Yes, the system has the HP Array Configuration Utility. Thanks for the response.

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