I've got a 730 on V5R2 with 48 mirrored 8GB drives, system is currently at 70% utilization. I purchased 48 17GB drives with a plan for a full scale replacement.

I'd really like to avoid a save/restore scenario, which I believe I -could- do with save storage. What I'd rather do is a piecemeal replacement. Anyone have any ideas or comments?

One idea I have would be to stop mirroring on the system. This should give me immediately 24 unconfigured drives, correct? Could I then pull the unconfigured 24 and replace them with 24 17GB's, configure them and then start mirroring? Obviously the problem with this is mirroring is stopped.

One other option would be to pick a few mirrored pairs and remove them from the ASP. Replace them, add them back and then continue on. If this is feasible, could this be done via SST, or would it need to be done via DST? I'm thinking that it has to be via DST since mirroring is involved.

Also, can the load source only be replaced with save/restore? Backup/Restore manual doesn't seem to cover this.

Bill

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