Bit of a strange question, hoping someone knows.
We have a DL320s SG1 FIle server with with a RAID 5 configuration (11x 250GB Serial ATA 7.2K). One ofe the drives failed over the weekend and we do not have a spare available at the moment. It runs Windows server 2003.
We do however have the same HDD's setup on a ESXi server that we use for testing.
Can I use a drive from the ESXi server to hot swap the drive on the Windows server?(Since the ESXi server is for testing it does not matter).
Do I need to do anything to the drive before hot swapping it to the Windows Server since it will be in NFS format on the ESXi server.
Any thoughts would be welcome.