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migrating esxi server install to usd drive - what happens to existing datastore

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we are rebuilding our esxi server - currently installed on mirrored drives.  We have 2 mirrored sets - 1 with OS and 1 with Datastores.  We are going to install esxi on a usb drive and replace the existing os drives with higher capacity drives.

The question is:

If we install esxi on a usb drive on our existing server, will it be able to see the datastores on our data drives?  

Will the vmware install overwrite our existing datastores or reformat them?

Any help is appreciated.

thank you,
Naga Bhanu Kiran Kota
Cloud Architecture Manager

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