Backup and restore Exchange application and data to blank upgraded volume.
Posted on 2007-09-28
I am running Windows Server 2003 R2. All critical updates are applied. The server has two volumes - C: and D:. C: is home to the system files and most applications. D: is home to data files and Exchange programs and data. D: is out of space and I will be replacing the RAID5 Array with drives of greater capacity and the current plan was to backup the entire volume with NT backup, shut down the server, replace the array, bring the server back up and perform a restore. This works fine if I am restoring data but I am unsure of the implications since Exchange is actually installed to D:.
Will I damage my Exchange install if I bring up the empty volume and restore or is there some other method I should use to replace this volume?
Any help is appreciated.