Suggestions on Drive Replacement
Posted on 2006-11-02
I have a Dell PowerEdge 2800 Server that needs a drive replaced. It is a SCSI Ultra360 interface and is not configured in a RAID array or mirror. It basically just contains a volume were SQL transactions are logged (60 GBs worth).
I don't have an extra drive carrier( the device that holds the drive and is pushed into the open bay slot) or I would just pop the drive in, stop the SQL service and copy the data over. Then assign the old drive letter.
I do have about 60 gigs on the C: partition where I could move the data temporarily. This system is on a detached subnet with no access to a backup device. Anyway... Anyone have any tips to speed things up or another way to do this ?