On RAID 1, Install x64 WS2K8R2 over WS2K8 x32.
Posted on 2013-06-25
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