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    Question Can a drive be copied into a iSCSI target and replace that drive?

    Tell me if this just plain wrong thinking.

    I have a space problem on Server X with drive D:.

    On another server I create an iSCSI target, very large target. I make this drive whatever on the server that has the storage problem.

    On the disk space problem server I call drive D: Q, Z, whatever. I copy all the stuff from the full disk to the iSCSI target.

    I change the drive letter of the iSCSI target to D:.

    (Drive D is an array but it is not the OS disk. I would turn off the appropriate services that use this disk.)

    Would this work?

    Is iSCSI too slow for this?

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    It depends on what services are pointing to the drive, some like SQL reffernce the drives by GUID or mount point rather than letter and will not move gracefully. I found that one of the best options to deal with this can be to mount the new larger drive as a folder inside the smaller drive and move most of the stuff that way if you have really problimatic services installed.

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