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Migrating DATA from HDD to SSD on HP server

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Hello experts,

We have an HP DL140 server with two HDDs acting in RAID1 (mirroring)  array.

I have purchased a Samsung SSD 840 pro 128GB. I want to migrate OS and everything to it.

I found that Samsung SSD comes with a migration software which doesn't say to support windows server.

Finally I want to keep one HDD working for saving backups and one SSD for everything.

Would you please explain steps?
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Use Paragon's migrate to SSD tool. It supports m$ server OS's:

http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/migrate-OS-to-SSD/

I don't think there is any additional explanation needed. Everything should be in the manual or in it's help files.

For backing up don't use internal drives, but rather do it to disks attached via USB or some other external location. Backups should be stored away from the server. You could also backup to a NAS that isn't at the same location. If you don't want to use your OS's integrated backup tool I recommend Storagecraft:

http://www.storagecraft.com/
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For the backup, I would put these hard disks on an external box and connecting it to srever via USB, as rindi says, but you can consider to use same hard drive.
An option is to use devices like QNAP devices for backup. You can use your hard drive disks and they can work in mirror mode.

Hope it helps.
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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create a system image (using symantec ghost or acronis true image) from the old HD, replace them and reinstall the image on the new hard disk
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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Another option from Symantec is SSR. We use it, I have seen it in action.
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by:pgm554
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What version of Windows?

You maybe want to make sure it supports TRIM.
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by:noxcho
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Second vote for Migrate OS to SSD. As simple as possible and the OS partition after migration is aligned.
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