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Title: Upgrading my RAID 5 drives - Volume size will not increase
Post by: buckshot169 on May 07, 2011, 08:54:48 AM
Hello all,

I currently had my DNS-343 configured with 4 1TB drives at RAID 5 which was working fine.

I want to upgrade all four drives to 2TB to increase my storage space. I was trying not to wipe the whole volume and copy all my data to a newly created one. So I started replacing one drive at a time letting the RAID array rebuild each drive. This is working however, the volume size is staying the same and not increasing with the larger disks that I am using which is somewhat redundant to why I am doing this.

Is there anyway to resize this volume via the Web UI without wiping it and starting with a new one?

I have all my data backed up onto another external drive just in case I lose the RAID array in the process.

I am currently running with FW ver. 1.04

Thanks,

buckshot169... ???
Title: Re: Upgrading my RAID 5 drives - Volume size will not increase
Post by: JavaLawyer on May 07, 2011, 09:25:13 AM
The firmware does not support growing RAID 5 arrays.
Title: Re: Upgrading my RAID 5 drives - Volume size will not increase
Post by: buckshot169 on May 07, 2011, 09:47:12 AM
Can one resize the Volume _1 via the fun_plug utility.....I am not that familiar with Linux commands but sure I can figure it out.

Buckshot169...
Title: Re: Upgrading my RAID 5 drives - Volume size will not increase
Post by: JavaLawyer on May 07, 2011, 11:11:11 AM
Here's a thread on the same subject, but for the DNS-321: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=19643.msg98183#msg98183 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=19643.msg98183#msg98183)