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I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with a PERC 6/i card and 4 HDDs running a single RAID-10 array. I want to add an additional 4 HDDs into the server and create a new RAID-10 array on those disks, without having to power-down the server. There's an option in OpenManage to create a virtual disk, so I'm guess after inserting the disks I would create the VD through there, but wondered if all this can be done while the server is running?

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closed as off topic by Chris S Apr 29 '13 at 13:02

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If you have a hot-plug backplane and controller, yes, that's not a problem.

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Yes. That's why they are called hot-swap drives.

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