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Migrate Server by moving harddrives\array controller (Identical ML350G4)

I have a customer who had a server disaster a couple months back, at the time the most readily available hardware was a ML350G4 that I had just purchased for my lab environment. We used the lab server to restore their environment. Fast forward to today... We just purchased them an identical ML350G4 and are ready to migrate them to their own hardware. A couple years ago I did this on a DL380 simply by moving the harddrives\array controller to the other server.

Has anyone had more recent experience and can confirm that this will still work today?

Windows Server 2003

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Personally, i would keep the new HW myself, and let them keep the old hardware. If it is working, i would not want to cause any problems. However, if the hardware is identical, meaning hte HAL, which is the bios and chipset, you should not run into too many problems.

Good Luck,


dooleydog has a good point.  Is there an overwhelming reason to move their stuff when it's working now?  And shiny new stuff is nice...

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