Currently have 3 drives in RAID5 plus hot spare on each controller, each RAID is a separate LD. This is a dual Mac installation thru adapters, one to each LD.
I wish to add 2 additional drives to one side (more storage space). Purchasing 2 new Promise 1TB drives in sleds like currently installed.
I am unsure of the exact sequence to follow to accomplish this. I also thought of adding the current spare to the group and using a new drive as a spare. Is this feasibe? Can any of this be done "live"? The basic steps might be as follows? Please recommend Menu selections to make this happen or alternate steps:
1. Install new drive sleds.
2. Configure current spare to join RAID.
3. Add one new drive to RAID.
4. Make a new drive a hot spare.
What did I forget to ask?