backup and restore server on new, larger drives?
Posted on 2011-03-24
Faced with the fix or replace scenario, customer wants to replace the overloaded C drives with larger ones (this is a mirrored raid config, two drives) (yes I have done everything to give them more space, but we are just out at this point) I think this makes sense only if we can back up and restore to the new drives, as reinstalling everything would be too expensive. Is it possible to do this? Current drives are 36gig, new drives would be " Hard Drive,146G,S,10K,1IN,80P Lead Free,Seagate". Looking for product needed, or could we use the included backup or shareware to do this. Please advise. This is a Dell Poweredge 2800 from 2006. Believe it has the Perc 4/Di Raid controller, also has a RAID-5 array for the Data drives.. So we did Raid-1/Raid5 combo back then.. I should also mention this is running SBS 2003 original version, not the R-2. An additional quiteston would be if R2 was a free upgrade, or a paid one?