beginning of this week my one of my drives in my encrypted LUKS RAID5 gave up. So right now i can't really use anything on the drives.
My questions right now is how to proceed the best way. I would like to do the following things:
- Use the array and access the data until i've rebuild the array.
- Replace the 4TB drive with larger ones
So is there a possibility without the fifth drive to bring the array in a state for usage?
Is my best way to go:
- staying with RAID5?
- start to replace the first broken drive and rebuild the array?
- replace all the other smaller drives with larger drives and rebuild each time and in the end expanding the array?
Recommendations and feedback are more than welcome and appreciated!