We just bought a Dell PowerEdge r510 (12 drive bays) that will fill the role of an archive server. We have 6 drives (1TB each) installed.
The plan is to have all the drives in a single RAID array and carve out an OS partition and an Archive parition
We intend to expand to all 12 drives, but need to preserve the main archive partition when we do (i.e. we'd like to add more drives and expand the space available on the archive partition, not create another array or another parition to allocate the additional space)
- Is there a good way to do this (if at all)?
- What would the preferred RAID type be if it's possible (5, 1+0, etc.)?