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jwmott
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reconfigure perc 5i from two disk raid 1 to three disk raid 5

PE 2950 with two scsi drives in raid 1.  Want to add thrid physical disk, reconfigure raid level 1 to raid level 5.  Can this be done on the fly without bringing the server down?

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theflash1932
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Re: reconfigure perc 5i from two disk raid 1 to three disk raid 5

Yes, it can ... as long as you are using a PERC controller and the OpenManage software to "reconfigure".

The PERC is the only controller in a 2950 that supports RAID 5 ... the SAS 5/6 controllers only support RAID 0 and 1 with no possibility of reconfiguring.

The OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) software needs to be installed to do this ... first, put in your disk and make sure it is showing as Ready, then go to Storage, PERC, Virtual Disk, and Reconfigure from the dropdown menu.

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