05-17-2019 08:08 AM
Good morning people, the thing is i've created a DNS windows server 2012 R2 with a Raid 1 system, but i should've created it with a Raid 5 instead. How can i convert my Raid 1 system into a Raid 5 without losing any data?.
My Disk 0 and 1 have the Raid configuration. Disk 2 is Unconfigured Good. They are all a 4TB disk.
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05-17-2019 10:39 AM - edited 05-17-2019 10:40 AM
Yes, backup the data first.
You should use StorCLI, this is the syntax:
storcli /cx/vx start migrate type=raidx [option=add|remove drives=[e:]s|[e:]s-x|[e:]s-x,y] [Force]
Your command may be something like:
storcli /c0/v0 start migrate type=5 option=add drives=e:2
The 0 on c0 and v0 may change if you have more than 1 controller/virtual disk
The e on e:2 . . . will need to change to whatever ID the FW gave the enclosure on your system (do “storcli /c0/eall show all” to find out)
The 2 on e:2 is for drive in slot 2
BTW, if you have a controller without cache, performance will be terrible (TERRIBLE) on a RAID 5. You will not be able to convert back.
05-18-2019 07:46 AM - edited 05-18-2019 08:59 AM
Thanks for answering. I've already done my backup. Now i'm trying de CLI command. When finished i tell you what happened.
05-19-2019 05:42 PM
you can also do this by uefi GUI (UEFI(text mode - raid adapter -- main menue --VD management --reconfigure virutal drive follow the guide to migrate the vd.
05-20-2019 07:13 AM
I've finally donde the STORCLI process, it'll take about 3 long days to finish the migration. Hope it make it well.
Thanks for answering and helping me.
Have a nice day.
05-24-2019 08:37 AM - edited 05-24-2019 08:49 AM
Hi again, i already have my WS with RAID 5, now the thing is; the system mix my 3 disks into one, i have my Virtual Device (unseen, that's not the problem). The GREEN rectangle is the operating system Disk (0). But, the RED rectangle is suppoused to be another disk(1), not a Disk0's partition. How can i Fix this problem? Help me please.