What is required for RAID migration?

What is required for RAID migration?

A RAID migration allows you to convert a RAID-Ready system into a RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration, or from a RAID 0, 1, or 10 volume to a RAID 5 volume. If you have a RAID-Ready configuration, you can add any SATA hard drives necessary and use the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology user interface to start the migration.

What is online RAID level migration?

RAID Level Migration (RLM) refers to changing a virtual disk’s RAID level. Both RLM and OCE can be done simultaneously so that a virtual disk can simultaneously have its RAID level that is changed and its capacity increased. When an RLM/OCE operation is complete, a reboot is not required.

What does a smart array controller do?

Smart Array controllers let you designate an unlimited number of drives as online spares. Multiple arrays can have the same spare drive as a global spare. Smart Array configuration utilities ensure that SAS disk drives are only spares for SAS arrays and likewise SATA disk drives for SATA arrays.

Can you set up RAID 0 without losing data?

RAID 0 allows no redundancy, which means if a drive crash; all data will be lost forever. So, RAID 0 can be used as a performance booster, not as data backup.

Does deleting RAID array delete data?

Yes, telling it to remove the RAID array straight up has a 99% chance that you will end up with identical non-RAID drives with the original data on them, so you can just do that if you want to.

Will creating a RAID array erase data?

Distinguished. The drive will need to be formatted in order to create a RAID array. So simple answer is yes, it will wipe the drive. Back up all your data that you need to a separate disc, create the RAID array, and put your data back.

Can you create a RAID array without losing data?

It depends on your RAID solution. Many RAID solutions format a disk when constructing a RAID or adding a new disk. Desktop versions of Windows Windows have a built-in software RAID capability which will attempt to preserve your data during conversion.