Small Business Server 2000 RAID 5 Migration
Posted on 2004-03-29
I have a client running Small Business Server 2000 on a Compaq Server with a RAID 5 array. They're running out of space on their existing array. I'd like to setup a 2nd array and migrate the first RAID 5 array to the second. What's the best way to do this?
There are currently 2 partitions on the original array. The first houses W2K, Exchange, etc. The second is primarily just data.
I'm considering a couple of solutions.
1) Ghost the entire array (both partitions) to the new array. Is this possible? Anything I would need to watch out for? Is Ghost the best utility for this solution?
2) Move the data partition to the new array and extend the OS partition on the original array using a 3rd party utility (Volume Manager?). Again, is this possible? Will Volume Manager work in this solution?
3) I'm open to other solutions. I'd also like to leverage this knowledge for future migration projects whether they be similar to this or a migration of the same type of system to a new set of hardware.
I appreciate your thoughts and comments.