Dell OpenManage shows two 232 GB drives in a RAID0 how to convert to RAID5 without using the data?

A Dell 840 wiyh OpenManage shows two 232 GB drives in a RAID0 configuration providing a total disk space of 464GB. Two volumes on the Virtual Disk – one of the OS and another for the data.

How do we convert the system to a RAID5 system with three 232 GB SATA drives without losing the operating system and data in the process?

PeterFuerteAsked:
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PowerEdgeTechConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
Please have a backup, as anything can happen, but this is a feature designed into the PERC's.  It will keep all your data intact when it works properly (I've never seen it not work properly).
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
So long as the drives are attached to a PERC 5 RAID controller, you can add another 250GB drive and use OpenManage Server Administrator to Reconfigure (Virtual Disk Task in drop down menu) from two-disk RAID 0 to three-disk RAID 5.
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PeterFuerteAuthor Commented:
With no loss of data or the operating system? If so, that would be great!
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PeterFuerteAuthor Commented:
Can the migration be ran from the Windows 2003 Server Open Manager while the Server is online or does it need to ran from the BIOS at bootup time?
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You must use OpenManage Server Administrator to Reconfigure, as the PERC BIOS does not have that option.
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