Expand Existing Raid5 w/ larger disks on HP Proliant G6 DL380

Discussion in 'RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters' started by methos, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. methos

    methos New Member

    Dec 19, 2013
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    My ESX 6.5 vhost is running out of space. I thought using ZFS in past, swap smaller drives with bigger allow to resilver and keep replacing drives and it's done. Well....not sure my HP Proliant can....anyone with experience?

    I have a HP Proliant G6 DL380 w/ (5) 146gb SAS drives (RAID5) on Smart Array P410i. I purchased (5) 600gb drives. Any chance my theory will work?
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2019
  2. TechJunky

    TechJunky New Member

    Mar 10, 2019
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    Haven't tried with that big of drive's. Have done 72gb to 140gb many times at work.
  3. Haitch

    Haitch Member

    Apr 18, 2011
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    yes you can. Replace a drive at a time, let the array rebuild. Once all the drives have been replaced you'll be able to expand the array - I've not done it in conjunction with ZFS, but your theory works for expanding the array - you should be able to either expand the logical drive, or create another.
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