We have a legacy Fujitsu Server with just 4x HDD bays (4x disks) – we have 2 mirrored arrays and one of the array is small and we need to upgrade the disks with larger disks but retaining all the data inside.
As far as I know the below procedure should work well:
– TAKE A FULL BACKUP TO AN EXTERNAL USB DEVICE USING WINDOWS BACKUP
– TURN OFF SERVER AND TAKE OUT THE TWO DRIVES WHICH ARE GOING TO BE REPLACED
– WHILE SERVER IS OFF, REPLACE WITH LARGE HARD DRIVES (2x IDENTICAL DRIVES)
– TURN ON SERVER
– GET INTO RAID CONTROLLER AND MAKE SURE THAT NEW DRIVES FORM A NEW MIRRORED ARRAY – OTHER ARRAY HOSTING OS IS NOT TO BE TOUCHED
– SAVE CONFIG AND REBOOT SERVER
– ONCE SERVER BOOTS UP TO RECOVER ALL THE DATA FROM THE BACKUP TO THE NEW DRIVES RETAINING ALL NTFS PERMISSIONS ETC FROM THE OLD DRIVES
Its been a long time since I did the above but as far as I know it should work well – can you guys confirm please?
Thanks a bunch
First of all, every member here is a user who does not get paid for providing assistance to other users. All of us have life outside of Petri and at times don’t get on at all for some time. You also need to wait for someone to get on that will have the experience to provide a solution to your question.
To answer your question the process you have listed looks to be fine. Only thing i would say would be to ensure that you have a FULL system backup so that you can re-install everything in the event of a catastrophic failure to the system.
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