Network Storage Protocols Discussions
Currently i have the following set up and would like to add in 2nd controller for all the below existing SAN storage.
Raw Disk Capacity
Disk Space [Total Usable]
12 x 1TB SATA
12 x 500GB SATA
6 x 500GB SATA
I need your advice on the following;
1) Do i need to add in 3 extra drives for the upgrade of a single controller to a dual-controller configuration?
2) By adding in 3 extra drives for the upgrade of single controller to a dual controller; is the best practice to construct the minimum RAID group?
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I think the answer is going to be yes, unless you have several spare disks (min 3 or 4) per filer, or can can move or delete a aggregate.
Why so many small filers, are they seperate sites?
May be you could buy a single external shelf and fail half the disks of each filer over one at a time.
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Yes there are many sites. Many thanks for your help. Really appreciate it.