I have a HP Proliant ML115 G5 with two SATA drives installed as C: (400Gb) and D: (500Gb) with no RAID.
I want to make the server a bit more resiliant, and consequently would like to convert it to use Raid 1. My plan was to buy two more drives; each identical to one of the the current drives, and install them so that I end up with
C: 2 x 400Gb in RAID 1 = 400Gb
D: 2 x 500Gb in RAID 1 = 500Gb
Ideally, I would like to do this without all the hassle of a complete OS reinstall, so would someone know if there is a way of converting the existing setup to RAID??
E.g. If I configure RAID, add the drives on the correct SATA connectors, and then power up, will the RAID just detect the new drive and rebuild it from the existing drive?
Or is it (as I suspect) a bit more compicated than that??