Upgrading disks on a legacy Win2008 R2 server

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Upgrading disks on a legacy Win2008 R2 server

Postby ramon82 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 13:48

Hi all,

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
R

ramon82
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Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 15:53
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Re: Upgrading disks on a legacy Win2008 R2 server

Postby ramon82 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:53

Dear all can someone reply please?

The server is exactly like this one: https://www.interbolt.eu/en/spd/003827/ ... 3GHz-4GB-R


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