EMC VNX5300 Swap RAID Group Disks between Enclosures

I am in a process of upgrading an EMC VNX5300. Have a RAID Group in DAE0_0 and the DAE is fully occupied with disks of this RAID Group plus Vault drives.

I just wonder if it is possible to add a new DAE and swap disks of mentioned RAID Group to the new DAE and Add up some HDDs and expand it later on?

I know this way we gotto ask for a down time. But we could have down-time for few hours.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

You really need to run this by EMC.   Firmware and the specifics of the configuration matter as well.  I can see the answer being either yes or no.
Checking with EMC and it will be riskier than adding the DAE as you intend with the additional drives and then shift the LUN to the new DAE will be a much more straight forward and less risky proposition.
This way your down town will not involve hair pulling if the import of the old drive on the new DAE runs into issues while at the same time the addition of the DAE to the ...........
If not mistaken, you might need downtime to add the new DAE into the SAN.
IMHO, do one thing at a time.
attach the new DAE,burn the disks in.

Discussion on the topic you raise.

Do you have support contract in effect with EMC or the vendor through whom the SAN was purchased??

Here is the SPEC for your device

DAE with 25x2.5" drives or DAE with 15x3.5" drives.
Duncan MeyersCommented:
You cannot move disks on a live VNX5300 without loss of data. End of discussion. That functionality was introduced in the next generation of arrays, the VNX5200, 5400 5600 etc.

Arnold's suggestion that you install the new DAE then use LUN migration to move data around is your only option, I'm afraid.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.