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New HD We are running low on disk space and need advice on how to install a new HD with as little disruption as possible. There are currently four 30 gig disks setup RAID 5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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1) Buy same size/style hard drive
2) Install it in the hot-swap tray
3) Plug it in
4) Open up Dell OpenManage Array Manager
5) Right click on array and select Add New Member
6) Add the new drive to the array
7) Wait for reconstruction to complete
8) Use a third-party tool like Paragon Partition Manager or Acronis Disk Editor for Servers and resize the partition, allocating the new drive.

This can all be done without shutting down the system. You should reboot before using the partition tool, but it can be done without the reboot.

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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What controller do you have and are you doing JBOD?

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