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New Disk 0 on file server

DiamondJoe
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On a file server where the first disk (with System/Boot partition, and Homefolders too), are mirrored, and the rest of the data is stored on a RAID-5, I need to replace the first disk due to low disk space. I've already bought the hard disks, but I'm a bit unsure how to go about with it.

What I planned to do is:

1. Backup data.
2. Insert new disks.
3. Install Win Srv 2003 (+ updates).
4. Join Active Directory domain with same name as before.
5. Restore backup from old server.
6. Create mirror with built-in disk management tool.

I cannot make a System State backup, since the scheduled System State for this server failes since I got desperately low on disk space for the C: partition.

Will my procedure cause any obvious problems, like with the RAID-5?, or will the RAID just go along with this?

Any thoughts welcome, I want to do this right the first time.



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