Upgrading OS, will I lose my data on the data drives?
Posted on 2006-04-15
I am in the process of upgrading Windows 2000 Advanced Server, to Windows 2003 Server.
The version of Windows 2003 Server I am upgrading to, does not allow a direct upgrade path. I tried already and it told me. So basically, I have to re-format the entire system drive and re-install it with Win2k3.
My question is:
There are 3 drives in this machine. I dont want to lose data on two of the drives. Here is the setup:
-System drive (IDE): (This has windows 2000 server on it. )
-Adaptec SATA raid controller with two 100gig drives in RAID 1: (this has all my data on it)
What should I do when reformatting the system drive? My fear is overwriting the two 100gig drives in RAID1. Should I just remove the raid controller when performing the upgrade to be safe?
ps: This machine is not a domain controller, just a fileserver