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May 28, 2003

Adding New Disks to Sun StorEdge A1000

The lot of new drives came today, going to be putting a handful of them in our primary storage unit, a Sun StorEdge A1000 Disk Array

The theory with sca SCSI drives is that they can be added or swapped without machine downtime. I've done it before, but always double check the documentation before I go putting or pulling drives on live machines:

When adding drives to a Sun StorEdge A1000, add the drives while the system is up and running. Do not reboot the system. Doing so may cause a loss of configuration information on the new drives, and a loss of data and logical unit (LUN) configuration on the existing drives. sun docs

Makes adding more disk space pretty straightforward, with a little configuration I've got a badly needed mount point, probably will move all the MySQL tables and backups to the new disks.

Posted by mike at May 28, 2003 12:08 AM