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Adding physical discs to virual disc

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I've got a Dell R710 server with a perc 6/i raid controller.

The server has 3 physical discs which are configured as a Raid 5 virtual disc.

I've added two identical physical discs and wish to add this to the Raid 5 virtual disc, but I don't know how to do this.
Is there any way to add there 2 physical discs to the virtual disc without losing data on the VD ?

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Re: Adding physical discs to virual disc

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You can use "Reconfigure" VD task from OpenManage software to get this done.

 

 

Re: Adding physical discs to virual disc

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Just to add a couple things on doing a reconstruct.
1st. Make sure you have a valid and tested backup prior to making any sort of change to your current array
2nd. Here is a link to a video to show the reconstruct process within OpenManage.  Should you not have OpenManage installed, here is the link.  When installing, be sure to select 'custom' then continue thru the installation to ensure the storage module is installed.

Reconstruct video:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/entvideos/omss-reconfig

OMSA
Windows OS:
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-WIN-6.5.0-2247_A01.10.exe


RHEL/CentOS/VMware ESX OS:
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-LX-6.5.0-2247_A01.15.tar.gz

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