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What disks does it have today and what disk expansion does it have in place? Pretty much the only way to know. Potentially more disk expansions can be ordered and/or more SAS RAID cards installed. If you have the available slots, starting a new RAID set is with near certainly acceptable. Exception would be if you've already added handfulls of disks several times to a particular SAS RAID Card pair and used up all the RAID sets.

- DrF

On 10/25/2022 7:57 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
I know you haven't been able to add drives to an existing raid set since at least 7.1 on Power 8.

So I need to know if my system has the stones to start a new raid set. And how many drives can I add. How do I find that out?

I'd just as soon chuck this out and get a pair of Power 10's and a SAN but I may have to postpone that decision depending on how the end of year capital budget is doing. We do occasionally get a "spend it or lose it" directive. Which often ends up in stocking up on new laptops for the next year.
Pair? I have a P8 I'd like to get rid of as:
1 - It won't run 7.5.
2 - It hits end of maintenance next year.
Totally absurd to have a test machine incapable of testing out new versions of the OS.

Rob Berendt

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