Reconfigure Raid5 to Raid1 on DELL PE2650
Posted on 2010-04-07
I want to reconfigure raid5 and make it raid1 on dell PE2650 and new DELL PE2950 as well
on DELL 2650 I got 5 disks with Raid5 only OS 2003 is there so need only about 15GB on Raid1
ON Dell 2950 I got 5 disks all 146 sas only OS files MS 2008 enterprise edition, which is a node of cluster and got hyper v on there, I want to take out 3 sas drives so i can use them somewhere else as on this server i don't need much space as only need OS that 2*146 drives on Raid1 will be enough,
main purpose is to do it on DELL 2950 but as that critical server so i want to test it on first DELL 2650 that's free for testing.
am thinking to do it via first making a backup using Symmantic or Acronis to external drive, then reconfigure raid on server and keep on two disks raid1, and restore data from backup. is there any issues we can expect in terms of clustering or hyper V, hope not as we will do complete hardware restore backup.
or is there any recommended way doing raid configuration without loosing data using open manage administrator.
I tried on PE2650 but not much luck.