ashevis
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R210 with PERC H200 increase HD options

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I have a PE R210 w/PERC H200.  The RAID config is 2 HD in RAID 1.  I was looking at options for expanding storage capacity.  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I've read that it's not possible to extend the VD by upgrading each hd one at a time to rebuild the RAID VD, then extending it to occupy unused HD space.  There are no other HD slots available on the R210, so what options do I have if I want to retain the current VD but increase storage space on the server?

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theflash1932
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RE: R210 with PERC H200 increase HD options

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Backup, replace drives with larger ones, configure RAID, restore from backup.

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theflash1932
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RE: R210 with PERC H200 increase HD options

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Backup, replace drives with larger ones, configure RAID, restore from backup.

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ashevis
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RE: R210 with PERC H200 increase HD options

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Thanks THEFLASH1932.  I've been looking through the H200 user's manual, and was trying to determine if its possible to have 2 RAID1 VD volumes on the same pair of hard drives (in other words, can there be multiple virtual disk volumes residing simultaneously on one pair of mirrored RAID1 drives).  From what I am seeing, this isn't possible.  Correct?  I was thinking I might be able to create a second volume but it looks like it would erase the original one

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theflash1932
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RE: R210 with PERC H200 increase HD options

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Yeah, this controller does not support "slicing".