How do I vertically expand an existing volume on my ReadyDATA storage system?
To vertically expand a volume, you must replace all disks in the volume with larger-capacity disks of the same physical performance level (disk type and speed). You can vertically expand volumes with RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, or RAID 10.
For example, you can expand an existing volume in a RAID 6 set that consists of four 500 GB SATA 7,200 rpm disks by replacing all four disks with 750 GB SATA 7,200 rpm disks.
To vertically expand a volume:
1. Replace one disk in the volume with a larger-capacity disk.
Note: You must use supported disks in your ReadyNAS system.
2. Wait for the volume to resync your data.
You can continue to use your ReadyNAS system while the volume is resyncing. Resyncing can take several hours. The start and completion of the resyncing process is recorded in the system log.
If you set up email notifications for your system, you receive an email message when the process finishes.
3. Repeat Step 1-Step 2 until you have replaced each disk in the volume with a larger-capacity disk.
This article applies to the following ReadyDATA storage systems:
Published 05/22/2013 03:17 PM | Updated 08/30/2013 07:00 AM