Reading Win2K server disks if moved to a Win2K3 server?
Posted on 2006-06-22
I have a customer with Windows Server 2000. The server has two physical disks with no fault tolerance.
They have asked me to upgrade their server and put in fault tolerance.
What I would like to do is this:
1) remove the existing physical disks
2) install a RAID controller and new physical disks in a RAID 1 mirror
3) install Small Business Server 2003 onto the new RAID 1 mirror
4) re-install the old disks temporarily, side-by-side with the new RAID 1 mirror, solely for the purpose of copying the data off of them
Will the newly installed OS be able to see and read the "old" disks? If not, out of curiosity, what will prevent it?