remove or move system resevered partition on SBS2011
Posted on 2012-12-31
I have an SBS 2011 server that was installed with :
disk 0 - ssd for OS
Disk 1 - data
Disk 2 - other (stuff that never needs to be backed up)
Disk 1 and 2 are single SATA drives, configured to get this server up and running until an Adaptec raid controller has arrived.
I have no problem moving data and shares from the two SATA drives onto newly created array on additional drives, however the OS install has put the system reserved partition on Disk1. I know I could have avoided this, but for now it has happened.
Disk 1 and 2 currently only hold soft data such as documents. Exchange, WSUS etc are all still on the SSD as I wanted to minimise the issues in moving the data when the RAID card arrived.
Of course I am doing it today to minimise intteruptions.
Can I remove DISK1, and the system reserved partiion, and then using tools such as diskpart make sure the SSD is set properly as the boot device?
I understand the SRP hold bitlocker info, but currently I don't have anything encrypted.
Or should I use an imaging product such as Storage Craft Shadow Protect to copy the SRP onto the RAID volume and then set it as active?