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T110 II-with Dell Virtual Disk SCSI Disk Device-WIN2012

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This server is running out of space on the hard drives, RAID1 2x500gb.  I want to increase this to 2x1tb.

At Bootup and control-f shows 2-500gb drives in RAID1. 

What is the proper way to do this?

Can I shutdown and remove one of the 500gb drives and replace it with one 1tb and let it rebuild upon completion, repeat the same process?  Afterwards have 2x1tb in place that are synced, bootable, and working.

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RE: T110 II-with Dell Virtual Disk SCSI Disk Device-WIN2012

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No. That is part of the hidden cost of buying low-end hardware. If you had a PERC 6/7, you could do it, but not with the SAS 5/6, which is very low-end, basic hardware.

It will take at least 24 hours to format and sync new drive and probably another 2-3 hours to restore if not more.

You will insert the new larger drives, configure RAID 1, and then restore your backup to it. You do NOT normally need to wait for it to fully initialize.

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RE: T110 II-with Dell Virtual Disk SCSI Disk Device-WIN2012

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If you have a SAS 6 controller, then your only option is a backup/restore.

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RE: T110 II-with Dell Virtual Disk SCSI Disk Device-WIN2012

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Is there any easy way to do this?  It will take at least 24 hours to format and sync new drive and probably another 2-3 hours to restore if not more.

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RE: T110 II-with Dell Virtual Disk SCSI Disk Device-WIN2012

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No. That is part of the hidden cost of buying low-end hardware. If you had a PERC 6/7, you could do it, but not with the SAS 5/6, which is very low-end, basic hardware.

It will take at least 24 hours to format and sync new drive and probably another 2-3 hours to restore if not more.

You will insert the new larger drives, configure RAID 1, and then restore your backup to it. You do NOT normally need to wait for it to fully initialize.

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RE: T110 II-with Dell Virtual Disk SCSI Disk Device-WIN2012

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Check the server again and found it is using a PERC H200A controller would this change the way an upgrade to bigger drives is done?

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