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HP Microserver Gen 8 Onboard Raid

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If I have OS running on Drive 1 and install a second drive in bay 2 and try setup Raid, will it erase my first drive with the OS?

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JackoUK

When you boot the machine you have the opportunity to enter Disk Administrator (watch for the prompt during post) using a function key ...

… which you should accept.

 

The OS disk in bay 1 will be listed as RAID 0, which simply means a disk which the HP controller leaves alone.

The new disk in bay 2 will be listed … but as 'unconfigured'.

If you wish to employ it as a data disk then use the controls to set it as RAID 0 as well, after which you will see 2 separate disks in your OS UI.

If you want to make the 2 disks a RAID 1 array then that's a whole different ball game … which will require an OS re-installation.

 

There is of course nothing wrong with cloning the OS disk image: just in case.

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Paul44
4 minutes ago, JackoUK said:

When you boot the machine you have the opportunity to enter Disk Administrator (watch for the prompt during post) using a function key ...

… which you should accept.

 

The OS disk in bay 1 will be listed as RAID 0, which simply means a disk which the HP controller leaves alone.

The new disk in bay 2 will be listed … but as 'unconfigured'.

If you wish to employ it as a data disk then use the controls to set it as RAID 0 as well, after which you will see 2 separate disks in your OS UI.

If you want to make the 2 disks a RAID 1 array then that's a whole different ball game … which will require an OS re-installation.

 

There is of course nothing wrong with cloning the OS disk image: just in case.

Many thanks for the info, exactly what I was looking for

 

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