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cannot expand volume in storage

Posted on 2014-07-18
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Hi Experts,

I have a HP storage , MSA2000.
Problem is some disks have a lot of errors and some broke down.
Now I bought new disks, but the disks are bigger than the old ones.
When I put the disks into the shelf and try to expand the volume it will not work.
This error comes up:

An invalid device was specified - 26

Can you help me to solve this issue with the disks ?
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by:paulsolov
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Did you buy HP disks or aftermarket?
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by:Gerald Connolly
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Can you be a bit more specific about what your configuration is?

How about a screen shot of disk manager? (as well)

So when you put the new disks in they work OK and come up with the original size?

Typically in a P2000 you have disks in a RAIDset, putting in bigger disks will not make the RAIDset any bigger, the extra space is ignored by the RAID controller. only if you have all the disks in the RAIDset the same bigger size, can you make the RAIDset bigger, then you can expand the last partition on the volume.
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Yes, these are disk for this HP storage.
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When I put the disks in, then I select the disks and click expand.
But this is not working.
The error come up.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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here you see the pic, in enclosure2 is a light green disk, which is available.
available but cannot choose
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so what I have to do here ?
Which task is needed ?
Expand the volume or add disks ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
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I solved the case.
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just add a global spare, thats the trick.
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not very helpful by the experts.
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