Moving boot files to other drive

Posted on 2012-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-09-16
Hi - Running a Windows SBS2011 server on a Dell PowerEdge T110. Have got 3 X 2Tb drives in RAID 0 and a 4th drive (250Gb) which is independent.
I now wish to remove the 250Gb drive but have realised that this the boot drive.
What would be the best procedure to move the boot files onto the RAID drive?

Later I am going to replace the 250Gb with a 1Tb which will run independently for backup.
Question by:paulmac110
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    Well, it would be best to start with a new backup.  You can reference this.  It covers how to move the boot files:
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    Also this looks like a nice article on it, using BCDBoot instead of BCDEdit, which seems more straight forward
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    On another note. You have a RAID 0 on your server?  If you aren't that far along with deployment, you may want to consider changing that to a RAID 5 container to get parity in case of disk failure.  You'd have to reinstall windows and whatnot, but it might just be worth it, if this is just in the beginning stages.

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