SAS controllers and drives - moving from one box to another

Posted on 2011-05-05
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need to move a pair of SAS hardware mirrored drives from  computer A  running Windows 2003 and to computer B running 2008 R2.  Rather than get a new controller for the target system - be it allegedly identical or not to the current one - I am thinking the safest method is to move the controller and drives as a 'package'. My plan is to move the controller from A to B and boot up and make sure the controller is recognized. Then I want to shutdown again, attach the SAS drives and boot up again.

Any comments from field experience?
Question by:lineonecorp
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Subhashish Laha earned 600 total points
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Yes, you can do that. Just make sure that you connect the SAS drives in same order and channel.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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1. Back it up first. Even to a cheap external just in case.
2. 2008r2 is 64 bit, does that controller have 64 bit drivers?

Author Comment

ID: 35703711
Thanks for the cautions.

Yes, it's backed up. A couple of different ways.

Good point about the 64 bit drivers.
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Expert Comment

ID: 35707404
Should work but what hardware is it?

Author Comment

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Generic hardware. We've completed this now. Thanks for the help.

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