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Expand RAID IBM ServerRAID M5015

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hi.

is it possibel, to expand the RAID on this controller.

i have a server with 8 146Gb Disks in a RAID 10, i want rebuild each disk with a 300Gb disk
and use to free space is this possible ??
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Nope.  The first thing that happens when a 146GB disk is replaced by a 300GB disk is that the 300GB disk is effectively formatted to 146GB.   So you will still end up with a 8x146GB array.

(Not only that, but even if above DID work,  you put your data at risk during each of the rebuilds).  Backup, rebuild, restore.
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