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16th May 2010, 09:41 PM #1
Migrating RAID drives to a larger controller without losing data
When migrating drives to a larger RAID controller is there a way of doing so without formatting the drives.
I have two RAID one sets, which I am trying to migrate
I am trying to migrate from a silicon image SIL 3114 card to a AMCC 3Ware 9500S-12 controller.
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16th May 2010, 10:27 PM #2
You will almost certainly have to do a full backup and then restore on the new controller. If the RAID controllers were from the same brand and product family you may have a shot. I know the HP SmartArray series handles this nicely but as each controller is not identical it is unlikely that they will transfer accross.
17th May 2010, 03:03 PM #3
Thats what i thought. Thanks for letting me know
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