I am new to RAID. I want to extend an existing RAID 5.
The current setup is as follows:
Array A unused space : 349956 MB logical drive :1 total size 273GB raid5 disk : /dev/cciss/c0d0 physical 1I:1:5 - 146gb 2I:1:1 - 146gb 2I:1:2 - 146gb 2I:1:3 - 146gb 2I:1:4 - 146gb I also have 2 more unassigned disks if it helps. 1I:1:6 1I:1:7
I want to use unused space. How can I extend the array using unused space or should I create new array of unused space?
If I want to use my unused drives too, how I can extend the existing array to include them? I dont want to lose any data, because this server is in production.
hardware - Hp ProLiant DL380 G5 total 7 HDD of 146GB OS - Centos 5
I have installed the "hpacucli" command.
All help appreciated.