Replace Hard Drives on Server
Posted on 2011-02-27
I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1420 with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition SP2. It has a hardware controller CERC SATA 1.5/6ch which has two hard drives connected to it with a RAID1 configuration. The hard drives are 160GB drives and I am out of space. I am going to replace both of them with 1TB drives. I need help on two things. I need to copy over the old hard drive information keeping system state, data, etc. in tack and setup the two new hard drives in RAID1 configuration. What is the best way to proceed with this and what is the best software to copy all the information from the original RAID1 drives to the new RAID1 drives.
FYI, this server is a Domain Controller and is just a file / print server. Also the drives are partitioned. C Drive - 25GB D Drive - 125GB. The software will need to expand the partitions on the new drives.