Before running the migration wizard on SBS2011
Posted on 2011-09-23
I have installed SBS 2011 on an IBM X3400M3 using an IBM server guide in migration mode.
The install appears to be successful.
I now have a screen displaying option to start the migration wizard.
I don't think I can start with the migration wizard just yet due to some concerns I have about the Windows install using the IBM Server guide.
Cutting a long story short: the IBM server guide has an issue relating to DCPRO.
I got around this problem using a work around solution but during the course of windows installation I was not given the option (unless I missed it) to select custom install and then partition all the drives.
I have 2x 300GB SAS RAID1 and 2x 500GB SAS RAID1 plus 1x SATA.
Before I installed the OS, I created a partition of 100GB(on the 300GB RAID1) and that's all.
So my question is can I now manually create other partitions and then start the migration wizard?
Or do I need to proceed with the migration wizard and prepare my drives later?
What things do I need to watch out for to avoid hassles with migration?
Can I reboot the destination server at any time and start the migration wizard when I am ready?