Leonhard

Adding new drives to DS3615xs

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Hello,

 

I run DS3615xs 6.1 Jun's Mod V1.02-alpha  on a HP GEN8 Microserver running on AHCI.

 

Atm i have a 2TB HDD with some data on it -with no important data, juste makeing some test- as a single volume and want to add a 2nd 2TB HDD in RAID 1 to store important data.

 

Also i`d like to add a 3TB HDD  as single volume for basic storage, movies, music etc. 

 

Do i need to turn off the DSM before adding the drives sice the Hp gen8 cant use hot plug? 
Can i build a RAID 1 config with 1 empty drive and 1 drive with data without losing data?

 

Thank you!

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1 hour ago, Leonhard said:

Do i need to turn off the DSM before adding the drives sice the Hp gen8 cant use hot plug?

it should work, but imho safer to add a disk if the system is powered down

 

1 hour ago, Leonhard said:

Can i build a RAID 1 config with 1 empty drive and 1 drive with data without losing data?

 

yes, new disk needs to be initialized (the system partition with dsm on it will be copied to that disk) after this you can create your raid 1 from the basic disk

the process will just copy all data from your existing disk to the new (raid1 = mirror disk)

 

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