Replacing sata drives in a Raid 1 array
Posted on 2013-05-24
This weekend I will be replacing the drives in a Raid 1 array on a 2008 SBS server. The 250GB drives in it have been consumed by Exchange accounts and a pagefile to support 32GB of memory.
I would like to upgrade them to Sata 3.0 1TB drives. The tools that I have to work with are Norton Ghost, and a Windows backup image.
Being that I have already made one array this week unbootable (whole other issue), I would like to do this one correctly.
Is it feasible to replace the drives and create a new array and then restore the backup image from the SBS setup disk, or should I break the array, ghost an image to the bigger drive and then rebuild the array? (Or is that even possible?)
Or, if someone has the best solution, please share as this server is our domain controller, exchange server, and has the iSCSI for our NAS box for our shares. I would be in a world of hurt should this server not boot after I am done.
I appreciate your comments.