Expanding drive space on Dell server with PERC 6i RAID controller - How it worked
Posted on 2016-09-29
So not so much a question as a solution to a question I posed a bit ago.
Dell R710 with PERC 6/i, 8 x 300GB SAS drives
RAID 1 - drives 0 and 1 for the OS
RAID 6 - drives 2-7 for data
The first step was to replace the 300GB drives, one at a time, with 900GB drives; 600 GB would work the same.
Wait for the drive to rebuild, then replace the next, until are are replaced.
Rest of procedure follows.