What would be the safer way to reinstall server on a raid 5???
I work in a school, im the schools technician, I want some advice before I go ahead and mess with my server
I have a novatech server with 3 x 1TB Sata hard disks in it.
At the moment im using windows server 2008 R2 with the system disks on raid 1 setup mirrored and the last HDD none raided! I want to be able to raid the 3 hard drives on to a Raid 5 setup.
What is the safest way of me imaging the OS on to a portable HDD, raiding the hard disks on raid 5 then putting the OS back?? i have used Clonezilla for imaging and cloning so I'm comfortable in using this.
has anyone done this before and successfully?? anyone had any problems or would for see any problems with this idea in the long run???
also what would be the better option, software Raid or Hardware Raid?
your comments and opinions are welcome!!