Upgrading Dell PowerEdge 1400sc SCSI drives & OS.
Posted on 2006-03-31
I have a Dell PowerEdge 1400sc server that is running out of space. It currently has four 18.2GB 10K RPM SCSI Hard Drives. I am planning on replacing them with four 36.4GB 10K RPM SCSI Hard Drives. Here is some info from the current system:
Drive Description Disk drive
Drive Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Drive Model PERC LD 0 PERCRAID SCSI Disk Device
Name DELL PERC 3/DC RAID Controller
Caption DELL PERC 3/DC RAID Controller
I would also like to upgrade the server from Windows 2000 to Server 2003. What is the best way to approach this? When finished, I want it to function as it has been, only with more space and new OS. Should I upgrade OS first, then create an image of the drives before replacing? Offload all the data, replace drives and just perform a clean install of OS? Any suggestions would be appreciated.