Inplace Migration Server 2003 standard to Server 2008 64bit
We are preparing to do an OS migration from Server 2003 standard to Server 2008 64 bit.
This is our principle file server, so losing permissions on the users files and profiles is not an option. Below is the checklist for the operation as I envision it. Can anyone see a problem with it or suggest an enhancement or improvement? Thanks.
1- Create a bootable backup of the disk
2- Add a single disk to the array on it's own unit. Backup user files to this disk using windows backup.
3- Add 2 disks to array in new unit, raid 0. Make unit bootable. Install Server 2008 to this array.
4- Wipe out old array with server 2003 and user files.
5 - Create new array on 4 disks Raid 10.
6- Add array to OS as new drive and format
7- Restore user files to new array.
8- Update shares to match new file location.