?
Solved

Hardware raid - logical

Posted on 2013-05-27
4
Medium Priority
?
468 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-03
Experts,

I have create one logical drive with only 1 hard drive 500gb. Can I add another drive and recreate the raid to 1? mirror. Will this erase the existing data?

I'm using HP DL320e gen 8 using controller B120 RAID

I have esxi 5.1 installed with a couple of VMs.

Cheers!
0
Comment
Question by:gsmith888
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
brian79 earned 1200 total points
ID: 39199107
Adding a HDD to any raid array will require you to setup a completely different array setup on the controller.  This in turn will remove any and all data from the drives completely.  I recommend a complete system backup and testing it before attempting this.  
Good Luck!
0
 

Author Comment

by:gsmith888
ID: 39199121
any idea how to back up exsi 5.1 ?
0
 
LVL 56

Assisted Solution

by:Handy Holder
Handy Holder earned 800 total points
ID: 39199224
If you have Flash Backed Write Cache you can perform online RAID level migration from RAID 0 to RAID 1 with HP's Dynamic Smart Array Controllers (Intel chipset RAID with HP's RAID algorithms), that's assuming RAID was enabled to start with. If not then indeed it's backup time, you could just take a raw image with gparted and restore it again.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:brian79
ID: 39200001
You could also use a backup program called veeam.  Its free for full backups but requires a windows box to do the backups.  It also only backs up the vm's individually.
0

Featured Post

Evaluating UTMs? Here's what you need to know!

Evaluating a UTM appliance and vendor can prove to be an overwhelming exercise.  How can you make sure that you're getting the security that your organization needs without breaking the bank? Check out our UTM Buyer's Guide for more information on what you should be looking for!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How much do you know about the future of data centers? If you're like 50% of organizations, then it's probably not enough. Read on to get up to speed on this emerging field.
For years I have put up with a wireless mouse that consistently disappears or is non-responsive.  This is the story of how I discovered it wasn't really the mouse!
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month3 days, 23 hours left to enroll

599 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question