Expanded/spanned volumes and raid-5 question

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by MacandCheese, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. MacandCheese

    MacandCheese Mmm Mmmm Goood ;)

    Oct 9, 2002
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    Hi everyone,

    I have a tech question. In my server, i have 12 drives on a raid-5 and they're split into 3 volumes (OS, data volume and a small volume with nothing on it). I also have an older compaq storageworks system with 14 drives in it which i believe is raid-5 (system was setup years before i got here).

    The compaq system is running out of room. The data volume on the server has a ton of space. I woudl like to join these two together (wiping them out is no prob, i'm backing all the data up as i type this)

    How can this be accomplished? Everything i read says i can't extend/span a raid5 volume. I'm hoping there's a trick or osmethign out there that will give me what i need.

    Thanks everyone! :)

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