Need to change RAID array on an exchange/DC/GC machine. Image it and install image to new array?
Posted on 2012-03-13
I have a Server 08 R2 box with Exchange 2010, DC, and GC running on it. When the HP Proliant was setup (by someone else) they took all 6 physical drives and tossed them in a raid 5 array. I would like to change this configuration, and was wondering if I would run into any problems if i just Image the entire server. Rebuild the the Array in a different way and tossed the image back onto the new logical drive. Obviously all hardware will be the same on the server...
As a side note, i was thinking of doing the OS on a 2 drive Raid 0 array and the Exchange stores on the remaining 4 drives in raid 5. Or maybe Raid 50 for the data store if i can get a couple more drives into the office. Comments, concerns, suggestions?
I know it isnt a terrible situation to be in, having it all in RAID 5 right now, just asking for some feedback.