Hello, I have a question aboutmyFAS2050, hope you canhelp me.
MyFAS2050is 181 TBSATAdiskswithRAID-DP andRAIDsizeof 16. Initiallycame with araidsizeof 14, butadd 2disks, I had to change itto 16.
Right now I havetwobaysfree andwould like to addtwomoredisksto the aggregate, but theraidsizecan not grow. I've beenseeing thatthis modelcan holdup to 231TB drivesor 2@12 inthe optimal configuration. My questionis whether there isany way to increasethe capacityof the aggregate.Couldrgrearrangeand rebuildtheraidso thatis 3rgof 7disksin RAID4 each? This willloseonemoreparitydisk, butwin anotherdata discand the setwould be fasterinreconstruction.
Couldcreate a secondrginraid1 andaddthe aggregate?, Would gainmorediskspace. Thesystemswould not bebalanced, but theyhavedatastored.
For ONTAP 7.3.x the maximum "official" SATA RAID group size is 16. There is a RAID group size override available via PVR, but I am not sure what is the process to obtain this & whether it will be approved.
I don't know what is PVR. Anyway, Is it possible to add a second raid group to my aggregate?, one raid-dp 16 disks Rg and another raid1 2 disk rg in the same aggregate. It will be and unbalanced solution, but a solution after all