Best way to swap disks in a server. Complete RAID 1 replacement.
Posted on 2014-04-04
I am checking that with the tools available I am approaching this in the best way time and effort wise.
Situation is a Dell 1950 with RAID 1 2x 146GB. Working O/S and data etc... Exchange, Server 2008 R2 etc...
This server can be taken offline for an evening or weekend due to it not being production yet, once disks installed then it will be required.
I want to upgrade to RAID 1 2x 450GB.
Checking that the best method and what I have available might be to do a Server 2008 r2 backup onto a USB Drive.
Pull disks and replace with new. Build RAID 1. Then installed windows server 2008 r2 and then restore my backup from USB drive.
Any other thoughts that make this either vastly quicker or easier than the above.
I dont need to keep data, its purely to swap disks.
Many thanks in advance