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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:22 am    Post subject: Expand JBOD in ML? Reply with quote

I am currently building a server that is going to run Mountain Lion. I am practically done building but before I start installing software I want to know one thing:

Can I expand my 5TB JBOD later without loosing any data?

I don't need more space now, but if I cant add later I better buy the last disc before I complete the build.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is your JBoD set up as a RAID, or some sort of spanning setup? It should just be a bunch of discs so adding new drives should just mean that you are putting more drives in the case, formatting, and using.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Is your JBoD set up as a RAID, or some sort of spanning setup? It should just be a bunch of discs so adding new drives should just mean that you are putting more drives in the case, formatting, and using.

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It will be spanning - so I hope you mean formatting only the new drive and then add it to the JBOD?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have different time zones, can someone answer the question I asked above?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only have one time zone, but if you are spanning then you should check with the vendor of your spanning software.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
I only have one time zone, but if you are spanning then you should check with the vendor of your spanning software.

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Sorry, my bad I meant I hate different time zones, because I could have used a quick answer but had to wait till someone was here to help.

The software I will be using is Disk Utility in OS X and as I had just confirmed on a similar thread another place in the web it will not mess up my existing data if I wait with adding a third drive.

Anyway, thank you for responding Smile
You have been really helpful in the past so hope I find something you can answer another time.
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