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Migrating a Software Raid to new hardware ? [SOLVED]

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Migrating a Software Raid to new hardware ? [SOLVED]

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Post by softfoot » 30 Oct 2016 22:37

Hi, I've had a browse through the forum but havn't found anything that really helps my situation.

I have a NON-embedded setup on a rather creaky machine that boots from a PATA drive and has a pair of 1TB SATA drives setup as a software raid.

The SW Raid is on SATA0 and SATA1.

The new machine has NO PATA capability and 4 SATA connectors with SAT0 as the bootable drive and SATA1 as the DVD drive.

My question is - what is the best way to physically move the Software Raid drives across to the new system with the minimum of disruption??

I have a full backup of the drives but if I have to restore 750GB from backup to get the new system running it will be an inordinate time before the new system is ready, and I'd like to avoid that if I can.

Any advice welcome
TIA
Dave
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Post by softfoot » 31 Oct 2016 21:39

Thanks to whoever posted the "workflow" - using the "clear and import SW raid" worked a treat :-)

Can I suggest that message is made a "sticky" for other newbies like myself ??

Dave

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