Adding drives to a power-edge 2900 w/perc 5/i RAID controller
Posted on 2011-02-15
I have a server that is getting low on drive space. It's a Poweredge 2900 set in a RAID 5 with three 80 gig hard drives. A Perc 5/i is controlling the array. I have multiple new 80 gig hard drives and would like to either add onto the array or create a new RAID 5 array to act as storage only. What would be the best way to do this? Ideally i do not want to have to rebuild the existing array because of time restraints and the fact that i could lose data but i am open to suggestions. If i can add disks and create a new array and just use these for network shares that would be idea.