Best Practice for replacing Poweredge 440SC drives in raid 1, SBS 2003R2, using Acronis Trueimage
Posted on 2009-07-09
Dell PowerEdge 440SC, SBS 2003 R2 with a Dell SAS5IR(a) raid controller, 2 drives in Raid 1 configuration.
I want to replace the above server's hard drives with larger drives and use using a Acronis True Image for Small Business Server boot CD to restore a previous backup image. Once the 2 new drives are installed, will I need to use the Dell raid manager at boot to remove the old array and or create a new array with the new drives, or can I simply boot from the Acronis rescue CD and restore my image without using the raid manager at the initial boot? If I need to use the raid manager at boot, it appears that Ctrl C will allow me to access the raid configuration utility.