Hard drive on server out of space - want to upgrade it.
Posted on 2011-04-25
HI there, I have inherited a small business server 2003 to look after and the hard drive/s have become full.
The server is a HP Proliant ML350 G5 with a E200i RAID Controller.
The HDD set-up is 2 x HP 146gb x 10k RPM SAS 2.5 Hot Plug. Set-up in a RAID 1 Mirror.
The system has Ultra Back 8.2.2 and is taking system images once a week as well as a file by file backup to a USB tb hard drive..
So we purchase 2 new hard larger drives of the same type.
Being a bit of a novice, I think there are 2 approaches for me to take.
1) Recreate the RAID for the 2 new drives then use the Ultraback UBDR Gold disk to recover the backed up Image to the new hard drives then alter the new Partition sizes to suite the new array.
2) Swap one of the drives for the new larger drive then (hopefully) the RAID will rebuild itself, once completed repeat for the other drive. If the RAID does not rebuilt it's self I would have to do that manually via the BIOS. Once completed, manually resize the partitions to suite.
Is there another approach, which would I be best to look at?