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How to migrate a RAID array from onboard RAID to PCI RAID

ok, i currently have a Silicon Image SATA RAID 3114 chip onboard an intel MB.  There are four disks attached in a RAID 5.

the onboard RAID is bad ( i think ) so I'm installing a PCI-X Promise RAID card tomorrow.  

I am having trouble wrapping my head around HOW to migrate the RAID array.

First of all, the new card wont have drivers for it on the existing OS, so, i thought that since the server will come up in it's existing state, I'd install the new RAID card, bring up the server and install the drivers.

then, after shutting down, I'll move the existing array over to the new card, and attempt to bring it online.

Thoughts?  Ideas?  Suggestions?  Pitfalls?

mostly looking for feedback and a sounding board.


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8/22/2022 - Mon