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Expanding RAID1

Majority of time I build RAID5 configuration however a client is requesting a RAID1 for SBS2011 and costs are a concern. The server looking at is RAID1 with 4 bays, question what is involved expanding RAID1. Thank you.
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There is no expansion of Raid1.  If additional space is needed, would need to add disks and create another RAID.
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thanks, what I thought but needed a refresher  - thanks.
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What server and controller model are we talking about here?  and what size are the disks?
There is still a way. If you need to expand the size of the RAID1 then you buy new bigger drives and replace the existing pair of smaller size. One at once. Let them remirror and then extend the size in Windows.
Noxcho's idea will not work on most Dell controllers ... your options depend on your configuration.
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Works with almost all HP ones though, if you have a battery.
thank you