sharepoint 2013 Database migration to new SAN

Dear Experts,

We have two DB servers with shared SAN storage. we have presented same LUNs to both the DB servers.

Now we have brought new SAN storage for sharepoint  servers. Please advice the best way to migrate the production Databases to new SAN.

We have sharepoint 2013 MS Sql 2012

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Best way should be stop SharePoint and SQL Server, then copy the databases files to the new SAN and present the LUNs to the server with the same drive letters and folder structures so when you start SQL Server you won't need to perform any additional task.

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Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
And Vitor has written  Articles that might be of interest to you about how to copy.

See and note the links to the other methods. The detach / move / attach is possibly the more common.

Not sure if it is Replacement SAN, Additional SAN, or simply going to be a new (replacement) home for SharePoint + SQL. That might make a difference as to your approach. Might also be additional steps depending on if you have customisations/webparts etc,or, keep image/blob type data in SharePoint DB or externally on disk.

But, make very sure you do a FULL farm and db backup before you do anything , and best to make sure you can practise first to get accurate timings before committing to the new location.

And, if you didn't do the original install, might be worthwhile going through an install on your new SAN first and note the steps as a "test environment" before the new storage is put into production, or decommission the old. Will definitely need to be SharePoint Admin.

Also look at the Steps Graphics / Posters (mainly the one in the middle down the bottom) on : It can be more than just copying DB's and is a good checklist to have handy.

And don't forget to read Vitor's article... That part you will DEFINITELY need at some stage.
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