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Expanding RAID capacity

PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 10:22 pm
by BorisBadenov
I currently have two drives configured in RAID 1.0 in a four bay Nimbus. Is it possible to expand this (adding new drives, of course) by converting to RAID 5 on the fly or does it delete everything to change the RAID config?

Any help appreciated.

Re: Expanding RAID capacity

PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 11:13 pm
by father.mande
Hi,

Migration of Raid on Asustor NAS ... reference : https://www.asustor.com/en/online/Colle ... ?topic=352

Philippe.

Re: Expanding RAID capacity

PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 11:18 pm
by BorisBadenov
Thank you very much. Exactly what I needed. I was unable to find that... probably using the wrong search terms!

Re: Expanding RAID capacity

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:27 pm
by cliver
father.mande wrote:Hi,

Migration of Raid on Asustor NAS ... reference : https://www.asustor.com/en/online/Colle ... ?topic=352

Philippe.

@BorisBadenov Did you manage to do this?
I ask because I have, yesterday done the exact same thing. Migrate from 2 disk raid1 to 4 disk raid5 on my week old AS6404T. It brought the new drives in OK but when I tried to expand available storage ( a step I don't think is in the guide but is needed to make use of the extra space) it failed with an error. I rebooted the NAS to see if that cleared it and now my volume is unavailable and the front page of Storage Manager says "error - System Failure"
I have a fault out with Asustor now awaiting feedback.
Just be careful if you haven't done it yet is all I can say.