Expanding a IB-RD3680SU3 RAID 50 with more disks?

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Expanding a IB-RD3680SU3 RAID 50 with more disks?

Post by drahtesel »

Hi!
I have a 8-bay IB-RD3680SU3 with six disks in it running as RAID 50. These disks are in tray 1,2, 3 and 5, 6, 7. It's been great and I have put a lot of information on it. Now I would like to add two more disks (tray 4 and 8). All disks are of the same size, brand, and model. My question is: will the RAID 50 automatically expand without wiping out the information already on the other six disks, or will all the current information on the six disks be wiped out?

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Re: Expanding a IB-RD3680SU3 RAID 50 with more disks?

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Hello drahtesel,

adding disks to your RAID 50 will require a complete rebuild of the RAID and
all data will be lost. So before you start it is imperative, that you have a backup
of your data.

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Re: Expanding a IB-RD3680SU3 RAID 50 with more disks?

Post by drahtesel »

OK, thank you for the information! :D
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