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I've been a bit confused on contradicting blogs regarding WHS 2011 and hardware raids. On one side I hear that you cannot use Server Backup on any partition bigger than 2TB, but that is not a big deal breaker for me as I backup the system to a separate NAS.  

A brief history. I have a ~7TB 12 disk array in a promise enclosure being handled by an adaptech RAID 6 card. It was running XP 64 bit, and for the most part was stable. However I'd like to leverage the cleaner implementation with WHS as XP 64bit could be a bit flaky. I'd like to transition that large data partition to the new OS.

Also I did not see a zone for WHS so I hope these will find my answer.


My questions is will this work.

Install WHS OS on 120GB drive.
Install RAID card and attach enclosure.

Will WHS 2011 see the 12TB GPT partition correctly without a rebuild/restore. Although it is backed up I'd rather not have to do a restore as it is a bunch of data to push over 1Gb ethernet.
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More specifically will WHS 2011 even allow a GPT drive? I've read that it will, but it formats it as MBR first. Does this happen automatically or can I stop it and set it to GPT first. Again I DO NOT want to have to restore if possible, so the thought of it reformatting scares me.
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Well since I did not get any response I gave it a try. It fired right up recognized the 7TB GPT drive and all data was intact.
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