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What are the recognized ways to increase the size of the RAID array online/offline?

Is it possible, in theory, increase the size of the RAID-array of any level just by adding new drive(s)? Variant like "backup whole data -> delete old array -> add/replace disks -> create new array -> ...
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Cloning & resizing Server 2003 partitions with gparted, some questions

Ok, so the situation I have is this. I've got a couple of Dell PowerEdge 2950's that are running out of drive space on the boot volume, they have a perc 5/i hardware Raid Controller. I've bought 4 ...
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reshaping raid and growing raid

This is a two part question. 1) Can you reshape raid 5 to 6 with mdadm on linux (fairly sure you can, but cant get mdadm to accept it) 2) Can you do 1) while also growing the array in one go ?
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From Raid-1 to Raid-5

I want to upgrade from Raid-1 to Raid-5 but don't want loss of data. It seems that the way to do it is some 3rd party programs. Can you recommend me some applications or another way to do that? HP ...
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Mdadm resize not mounting at correct new size

Before, I had four 1TB drives on a RAID array. I added two more 1TB drives to the array, let it do its rebuild and it is not showing the size increase when I mount it. jacks@Gen2:~$ df -h ...
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Is it Possible to Reduce (Shrink) a Linux Software RAID10 Array?

I'm trying to shrink a Linux software RAID10 array. I have already shrunk the FS volume. The md volume is 64kb chunks w/ "far" mode. Is it possible to safely shrink the underlying RAID array in ...