I have a Dell Poweredge 2950 running Server 2003 standard SP2 as a mail relay server, it contains 2 * 80GB Sata drives on a Dell SAS 5/i intergerated controller.
When it was built it was built as a software mirror in 2003, a drive failed in it a few weeks ago and when Dell were replacing the drive they said the server was capable of a hardware raid so now I want to move it to a hardware raid.
Now I know I can just start afresh and build the server as new and then reconfigure IIS for the relay but I would like to try an image.
From reading online here it seems some people have been able to take an image of the server, build from fresh to the same service pack and then restore the image onto the now hardware RAID and that the discs would have changed to basic.
Any views on this - Here is what I read:
What are the steps? Do I break the software mirror before I take the image?
The drives are currently on the controller so I wont have an issue with it and drivers in 2003, but may have an issue with an imaging software seeing it?