Upgrading Server Hard Drives
Posted on 2009-05-12
I have the undaunting task of doing a clean install of SBS 2003 and moving user mailboxes, DNS settings onto new hard drives in a Raid 1 configuration. We have a server already in place with SBS 2003 and acting as the DC, however i have been instructed to install bigger hard drives and move user mailboxes from the old drives to the new ones without the option of replicating anything. Would I be able to just shut down the old server, remove the drives, install the new hard drives and do a clean install of SBS2003, exchange server, set it up as the DC, and then move the PST to the new exchange server. Will I be able to just backup DNS settings and restore them onto the new drives? I am just not sure the way to go about doing this. I am probably not putting enough info for you guys, so please ask if you do need additional information. We have about 10 users total in Active Directory.