HP DL380 G5 migration
Posted on 2012-03-30
I have an HP DL380 G5 server with 2 Raid 6 arrays using the 8 internal SAS 2.5" disks. The server lease is up and I need to migrate what's on the disks to a new box. I have the box, another G5 DL380, complete with the same 8 internal SAS disks. My question is whether I can simply pull the disks from the original machine, keeping track of the order, and put them into the new chassis, in the same order or whether the RAID config is stored in the controller and that must also be moved? The new chassis has a nicer controller, the P400, which I'd rather use but I don't want to risk the possibility that the array information will be lost. Any other, better migration solutions?