Allow addition of disks without requiring a reboot
I'm not sure about Windows but Linux shouldn't have a problem
detecting new drives (just have to do a bus rescan). This would be
really useful if you need to add temporary storage or something, as
it's not always convenient to shut down the box every time the needs
for disk space change.
Problem is, we have to cater to all OSes with our control panel here, so unless they can all handle it gracefully, we can’t implement it. I will sit down with the developers though and see what we can do.
'Twould be an excellent addition.
Otherwise you have to cause a reboot presumably by starting a spare server which stops the first server, attaches a drive and then reboots it, all of which would mean outage for users. I would have thought this was possible in Linux do do this pretty silently. And if you can't do it in Windows well that's another issue that just needs to be coded round in the control panel.