Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Server 2008-32bit on mirror drives - need to upgrade to Server 2012 64-bit

Posted on 2016-10-25
2
Medium Priority
?
59 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-26
hi experts, I have a server running windows server 2008-32bit with mirror drives. I need to upgrade it to Windows Server 2012-64bit to take advantage of the 12b of ram. What would be the recommended method? thank you.  Do I just back up the entire data then install windows 2012 and restore data and load programs? If I remove of the mirror drives and install it once the server 2012 is up can I just put it as a slave and restore data from it?
0
Comment
Question by:frankbustos
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 2000 total points
ID: 41859043
First you need to make sure that your sever is a 64 bit server. Otherwise 2012 won't be installable.

Besides that, 32bit m$ Server OS's do support more than 4GB RAM. You just need to enable PAE. How much total RAM is supported depends on the 2008 server type. For example if you are using enterprise or datacenter editions of 2008, you can use up to 64GB even if it is a 32bit OS.

Otherwise yes, you need to do a clean installation of the new OS, then restore your data from the backups.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:frankbustos
ID: 41861245
ok thanks
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

660 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question