Clone and replace Server hard drive to extend storage capacity
Posted on 2012-09-14
Our organisation server is running out of storage space and there are no slots left in the server to add more drives. There are only 4 slots in the server and there are 4 physical hard drives are installed. Raid 1 is configured for data storage and processing so only 2 logical drives are in operation. Now I want to replace hard drive with another larger capacity hard drive.
I only want to replace one logical drive without operating system with raid 1. Can you please suggest me how can I clone the data on to new drive? How to clone these drives and in which order I need to replace and install drives and which software is recommended. Also I need your views, is it safe to do as we are only running one server in our organisation and all data is saved on this server.
Please help me with this. I shall appreciate it.