NetWare 6.5 SP8 / HP ProLiant ML570 G4 - Adding a new drive

Hi

We currently have two legacy HP Proliant ML570 G4 servers that are running really low on disk space.

They have been configured Raid 5 in the smartstart and there is two NetWare Pools, one which contains SYS and the other that contains the users volume etc.

A new hard disk has been added.

Do I expand the array on bootup or do I just expand the Pool in NSSMU?

Many thanks,
Anthony
  • Am 17.07.2015 um 15:46 schrieb akeaveney:
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > We currently have two legacy HP Proliant ML570 G4 servers that are
    > running really low on disk space.
    >
    > They have been configured Raid 5 in the smartstart and there is two
    > NetWare Pools, one which contains SYS and the other that contains the
    > users volume etc.
    >
    > A new hard disk has been added.
    >
    > Do I expand the array on bootup or do I just expand the Pool in NSSMU?


    As I suspect you want redundancy fr your disks, you first expand the
    array, and then expand the pool(s) in Netware.

    Because if you don't, you would expand the pools onto a single non-raid
    hard drive, which if it dies would take all your data with it.

    CU,
    --
    Massimo Rosen
    Novell Knowledge Partner
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    http://www.cfc-it.de
  • Hi Massimo

    Many thanks for confirming and this is the case.

    Anthony