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Server Raid 1, SAS HDD upgrade

Posted on 2012-04-01
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Hi guys
    we have an IBM exchange server running server 2008 R2 Exchange 2010

We are planning to upgrade the HDD from 500GB to 1TB

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Raid 1
SAS 500GB HDD's to 1TB SAS HDD's
We use acronic to create images of the servers

Which is the best way of going about doing that

I have done this before but the HDD in that case was a Sata and i attached to another machine and restored the backup

Thanks for you responses in advance
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Is it a software raid or hardware raid controller? For a windows raid it's really just two separate disks. You can shut down, remove one drive, add the 1tb, boot to Acronis cd, clone the 500 to the 1tb. Shutdown, take out the 500, add the second 1tb. Boot windows. Expand the partition, create a mirror to the second 1tb.
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by:Sabi Goraya
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Thanks for your response aarontomosky

Its a hadware raid
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Darn. Then it gets fun and I'll leave that to someone else. This is exactly why I don't do hardware raid 1 any more. That, and no controller to die and leave me stranded.
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Hi guys
    we went ahead with adding the 1TB HDD's as a second raid
Working like a charm....
Thanks for your response anyways....
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by:Sabi Goraya
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This turns out to be the best solution for the time.....
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