Upgrading disks on a legacy Win2008 R2 server

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    ramon82
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    Hi all,

    We have a legacy Fujitsu Server with just 4x HDD bays (4x disks) – we have 2 mirrored arrays and one of the array is small and we need to upgrade the disks with larger disks but retaining all the data inside.

    As far as I know the below procedure should work well:

    – TAKE A FULL BACKUP TO AN EXTERNAL USB DEVICE USING WINDOWS BACKUP
    – TURN OFF SERVER AND TAKE OUT THE TWO DRIVES WHICH ARE GOING TO BE REPLACED
    – WHILE SERVER IS OFF, REPLACE WITH LARGE HARD DRIVES (2x IDENTICAL DRIVES)
    – TURN ON SERVER
    – GET INTO RAID CONTROLLER AND MAKE SURE THAT NEW DRIVES FORM A NEW MIRRORED ARRAY – OTHER ARRAY HOSTING OS IS NOT TO BE TOUCHED
    – SAVE CONFIG AND REBOOT SERVER
    – ONCE SERVER BOOTS UP TO RECOVER ALL THE DATA FROM THE BACKUP TO THE NEW DRIVES RETAINING ALL NTFS PERMISSIONS ETC FROM THE OLD DRIVES

    Its been a long time since I did the above but as far as I know it should work well – can you guys confirm please?

    Thanks a bunch
    R

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