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    client is running server 2008 on 2 500 gb drives mirrored. I am going to install a perc controller with raid 5. What is the best way to move the os and data from the old drives to the new raid? My thoughts are to install the raid with a fresh install of the os then restore the data along with the system state from the old drives to the new raid. Thanks

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    Re: Move OS to new raid.

    Hi,

    This plan should work however make sure that you take backup using WBADMIN.
    Thanks & Regards
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    • #3
      Re: Move OS to new raid.

      System state will not have RAID drivers in it, so may fail
      Worth trying, though
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      • #4
        Re: Move OS to new raid.

        Would creating an actual image (rather than a backup) not work?

        I've done this before when changing the RAID level, but not using a different controller.

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        • #5
          Re: Move OS to new raid.

          Hi,

          you may run into issue if you imaging tool like symantec ghost because of partition size.
          Thanks & Regards
          v-2nas

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          • #6
            Re: Move OS to new raid.

            hmm ok I will try it. I wont lose anything because all the data is still on the old hard drive

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