We're planning some DR scenarios and one of the things I need to understand is the limits / options for recovering data from RAID 1 arrays where the original server has died. The original server is set up with 2 RAID 1 arrays O/S and data. What I want to do is take the Data array (either as a set or one of the 2 mirrored disks) and see / access the data on the disk from another server.
I need to understand if this is possible on the following servers
Dell 2500 (Perc3/Di) to Dell 2500
Dell 2500 to Dell 2600
Dell 2500 to Dell 2850
Dell 2600 (Perc4/Di) to Dell 2600
Dell 2600 to Dell 2850
Dell 2850 (Perc4/Di) to Dell 2850
From reading around the forums it appears that this is only possible on the Dell 2500 boxes if the new server (recipient) has the same model and firmware of array controller as the old server (donor) due to LUN roaming not being insttalled on the 3/Di card, however I'm really hoping that someone out there can tell me otherwise.
This could cause me a lot of work and pain if I get it wrong so 500 points up for grabs