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On RAID 1, Install x64 WS2K8R2 over WS2K8 x32.

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Have a server with two RAID arrays, one RAID  1 array which hosts the OS WS2K8 x32 and one RAID 5 that hosts a number of network shared folders.

The RAID 1 array consists of two 73 GB drives. I want to replace these two drives with two 146 GB drives, create a new RAID 1 array and then install WS2K8R2 x64 on the new array.

What I am worried about is reestablishing/retaining the network shares on the RAID 5 array with the same security and share settings with the new RAID 1 array and OS installation as I had with the original OS installation on the original RAID 1 array.

What can do to make sure that this happens with as little work as possible?

WS2K8 = Windows Server 2008
WS2K8R2 = Windows Server 2008 R2
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by:dheiert
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Changing the OS will probably break the shares.  I don't see how they could remain if you put a new OS in and mount the RAID 5 partition.
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OK, found a couple articles on the Microsoft Technet and Support web sites that answer my question:

1. How to Back Up and Restore NTFS and Share Permissions - http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/11/24/how-to-back-up-and-restore-ntfs-and-share-permissions.aspx 

2. Saving and restoring existing Windows shares - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/125996
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by:keatscon
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Because I answered my own question.
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