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How to Expand a RAID Set

How to Expand a RAID Set

This guide goes over the process of adding new drives to a RAID unit. Prior to these steps, you'll need to physically install the drive in the chassis. Once that's done, follow the steps below:

Steps for Expanding a RAID Set
  1. If you're working with a Linux Unit, Navigate to Support Tools.
  2. Click on the Browser Icon.
  3. In the address bar, enter and login using the default credentials.
    • Default username is admin and password is 0000.
  4. On the left, click the plus sign next to RAID Set Functions, and select Expand RAID Set.

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  1. You should now see a list of RAIDs, in which we should only have one option. You'll just need to click Submit.

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  1. You'll now see a list of available drives for expanding the RAID.
    • If you don't see the drive you're looking for, ensure it is physically installed correctly and you see a light next to the applicable slot.
  2. Click the radial button next to the drive(s) and next to the Submit button, and click Submit.

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  1. Once done, the RAID should work itself out.   

NOTE: This process will take a fairly long amount of time depending on how much storage is being added. Unit has to remain powered on while the RAID rebuilds. 

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