I have an IBM System X3650 M3 Type 7945 server running Exchange 2010.
First thing I have to say is that IBM support is awful. There are not strong enough words to describe how bad it is and how difficult it is to get someone on the phone who can answer your questions.
That being said. The current configuration is C: Drive of 2 147GB drives in RAID1 for the operating system and D: drive of 6 300GB drives in RAID5 (5 active and 1 hotspair) for the exchange database and log files. These are on a ServerRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller.
Is there a way for me to swap out the 300GB drives with 1TB drives and then expand the D: drive to utilize the almost 4TB of space available without having to completely wipe out my current data?
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
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Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt:
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