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Hello, I am in a similar situation and I hope that DELL-SAM L can provide some guidance. Dell Perc 6/i, Windows small business sever 2011, Dell OpenManage 8.4. What I have done so far: -Origi... See more...
Hello, I am in a similar situation and I hope that DELL-SAM L can provide some guidance. Dell Perc 6/i, Windows small business sever 2011, Dell OpenManage 8.4. What I have done so far: -Original RAID was 3 drives, 465 GB each, configured as RAD-5. -One by one, I replaced each drive with a new 930 GB drive, and then allowed that drive to rebuild before replacing the next drive. -I then added a 4th drive (also a new 930 GB drive), which was intended to be a hot spare. -Attempting to get the virtual disk to expand, I reconfigured to RAID-0, and then back to RAID-5. -Currently I have a RAID-5 array with a virtual disk using all 4 drives, 1395 GB.   The virtual disk is using 465 GB out of the available 930GB on each of the 4 drives.   What I want is: RAID-5, with 3 active disks and a hot spare.  The virtual disk should be 1830 GB (using all the space on the drives). I have not yet backed up the data.  The server operating system is on this disk.  I don't know what it means to "retag" the array" Where do I go from here?  Thanks! Ron