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Ronald Garcia
Beginner

Expansion Hard Disk Vmware Esxi 5.1

Hello,

 

I have a doubt with the exansion of hard disk in vmawre esxi 5.1 in RAID 1.

 

We have the following:

- 4 HD 500GB each one

- RAID 1 

 

And we want to add 4 HD in this RAID:

- 8 HD 500 GB each one

- RAID 1 ( 4HD - 4 HD)

 

How can I do this without losing data?

 

Best Regard.

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Keny Perez
Collaborator

Do you want the new 4 disks to be part of the existing RAID 1 or you want to create a whole new datastore from the new 4 disks?

 

 

_kenny

Hello,

 

I want that the new 4 disks would be part of the existing RAID 1.

 

Thanks

I think that is not possible (I think) cause your disks will not have a way to mirror the information in the existing 4 disks... you can actually get more benefits from RAID 10 when you do mirroring and stripping at the same time (if your OS supports it, which most of the OSs do).

 

-Kenny

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