Few days back, we discussed about creating RAID in HP servers.
Sometimes you need to remove existing RAID configuration and create another RAID Logical Drive based on the requirement. When you need to have more space in your server or when you wanted to have more performance for your application, you will need to choose the right RAID configuration. That we will discuss later. Here is the quick way of deleting a RAID Logical drive in a HP server. But removing the RAID configuration will effect your data. We recommend you to backup your data before trying this.
Power on the Server and wait for the Array Controller utility to prompt you to press F8 to enter the RAID configuration utility.It will show you the main menu of RAID configuration utility.From main menu Choose (using the down arrow key) Delete Logical Drive and Press Enter.You can now view the existing Logical drive , which you need to Delete. Press F8 to delete the logical drive.
Press F3 to delete the logical drive. This will be the last confirmation before you delete (loose the data from the existing drive) the Logical drive. When you press F3, it will delete and Save all the configuration change.
When you press Enter it will take you to the main menu. To verify the removal of existing Logical drive , Choose View the Logical Drive and press Enter.
From main menu, you can start creating the new RAID Logical drive based on your requirement.
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