How can I move an entire Windows 2000 server, OS, applications, and data from 3 filled small drives to 3 new large drives on the same server?
Posted on 2005-04-26
Hello, I almost completely ran out of storage space on the 3 existing drives (percraid 0,1,2) on our Windows 2000 server. We have under 1 gig left and need a serious storage upgrade immediately. These 3 existing drive are housed in a Dell Poweredge 2600 server with Dual processors and 1 gig memory. I am running Exchange on 1 drive, an inventory management application on the boot drive, and a financial ledger package on the 3rd drive. I have the capacity to hold 5 additional drives. My question is this; can I purchase and add 3 much larger drives to the server and move the operating system, Exchange, applications, and all the data to the new drives? I am pretty sure this can be done but I am looking to find out how hard this would be to do. We are in the Northern Chicago area and might be interested in hiring some help with this if somebody can recommend someone. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Thank you!