Removing RAID to a disk

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I've a server with 2 disks in mirror.
Is it possible to remove the mirror from the disk array without loosing data
on the disks and so use one of the disks with no mirror on the same machine?
I hope this is clear.

TIA

dex
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

    The simple answer is yes. You can simply remove 1 HDD from you system and
    it will continue as before.

    To do the job cleanly, you should have some RAID software to assist in
    cleanly breaking the mirror.


    "DexMilano" <dexhm2.CHIOCCIOLA@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2v10ioF2f308iU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > I've a server with 2 disks in mirror.
    > Is it possible to remove the mirror from the disk array without loosing
    data
    > on the disks and so use one of the disks with no mirror on the same
    machine?
    > I hope this is clear.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > dex
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

    Lee wrote:
    > The simple answer is yes. You can simply remove 1 HDD from you system and
    > it will continue as before.
    >
    > To do the job cleanly, you should have some RAID software to assist in
    > cleanly breaking the mirror.
    >
    >
    > "DexMilano" <dexhm2.CHIOCCIOLA@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:2v10ioF2f308iU1@uni-berlin.de...
    >
    >>I've a server with 2 disks in mirror.
    >>Is it possible to remove the mirror from the disk array without loosing
    >
    > data
    >
    >>on the disks and so use one of the disks with no mirror on the same
    >
    > machine?
    >
    >>I hope this is clear.


    As you mentioned, you must use some sort of software. If you're using
    RAID 0 you will effectively destory all data (or most of it)...
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

    "cleanly breaking the mirror." Nice metaphor! ... Ben Myers

    On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 19:14:17 -0000, "Lee" <lwoody@nildram.co.uk> wrote:

    >The simple answer is yes. You can simply remove 1 HDD from you system and
    >it will continue as before.
    >
    >To do the job cleanly, you should have some RAID software to assist in
    >cleanly breaking the mirror.
    >
    >
    >"DexMilano" <dexhm2.CHIOCCIOLA@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:2v10ioF2f308iU1@uni-berlin.de...
    >> I've a server with 2 disks in mirror.
    >> Is it possible to remove the mirror from the disk array without loosing
    >data
    >> on the disks and so use one of the disks with no mirror on the same
    >machine?
    >> I hope this is clear.
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> dex
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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