Friday, February 22, 2013 9:54 PMWe have two servers that we are planning on upgrading the RAID arrays in (We are just planning to buy bigger drives).
We have the ability to mount the new RAID array and the old RAID array at the same time. I think I'd rather use Windows to move the data between the arrays, rather than swap the drives out one by one and let the RAID controller convert the array from RAID 5 to RAID 10.
Anyway we are running Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise. We have Shadow Copies, DFSR Data, and Hyper-V VMs that we'd like to preserve (Shadow Copies aren't critical, but it would be nice). Is there a way that we can copy the data between the RAID arrays, then swap the drive letters on the two RAID arrays?
I did find this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverfiles/thread/22e903b1-2690-4999-8e91-00e3e97aa8d9
Can I just shutdown all the VMs, Stop all Hyper-V services, Stop DFS-R, and Disable the shadow copies and then use robocopy /MIR to move the data between the arrays?
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Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:37 AM
You can also refer http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/09/07/replacing-dfsr-member-hardware-or-os-part-2-pre-seeding.aspx Author Ned has explained each and every aspects of replacing the DFSR Member and it's a handbook to me.. I have recently did a similiar migration but not exactly as your scenario, but just check if it is helpful.. http://mohanrav.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/how-to-migrate-dfsr-shares-from-one-drive-to-other-drive/
Regards, Server Engineer - Server Support
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:48 PMI think this will work better than what I was asking for.
I think when we create the new arrays I plan to partition the data to separate the DFSR data from the VMs (So we aren't getting shadow copies of VMs).