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Servers 101: How To Configure RAID on a Dell Server (Video)

Posted by Charlotte Boman on Jul 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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raid.pngNeed to set up RAID on your Dell server? Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on how to enter the RAID configuration utility and set a basic single RAID array on a Dell server using a PERC 6/I controller. In this video we set up RAID on a Dell R710 but the steps will look the same on any other Dell server with the same controller.

Stay tuned for our HP video! 



HOW-TO: Configure RAID on a Dell Server

VIDEO SOURCE: ServerMonkey on Youtube

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0:28 Powering on - getting to the RAID controller BIOS
0:48 RAID 0 - striping
2:01 RAID 1 - mirroring
3:07 RAID 5 - parity
4:15 RAID 10 - striping + mirroring
5:27 Clearing your configuration

**Important notes: Once you’ve set up your RAID, do not move drives around unless they are hot swappable, or your RAID will be lost.
**RAID should not be a means for backing up data! If you rely on one server to store your data, you run the risk of losing everything.

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