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idata
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RS2BL080 RAID 5 expansion

Hello,

current setup: RS2BL080 - Supermicro 24port SAS backplane and 5pcs 2TB HDD. All HDDs are configured as RAID5. Now I would like to expand my drive group with additional 4pcs 2TB HDDs. Before I start to do so, I would like to check if that's possible and how much time would it take to carry out this operation? Is data backup advised?

Thanks in advance!

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idata
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Kristaps,

Yes you can. See the sections on Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) in the http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/d29305020_raid_swug_r20_0.pdf RAID Software User's Guide for information on this subject.

You should always have a backup.

Regards,

John

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