Installing X-Serve with all software and then trasnplanting HDDs?

Switchbak

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Nov 25, 2011
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Is it possible to install everything onto an Xserve and then once completely built can I swap the drives into another Xserve with the same hardware? Will the RAID etc still work?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
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foidulus

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Jan 15, 2007
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Is it possible to install everything onto an Xserve and then once completely built can I swap the drives into another Xserve with the same hardware? Will the RAID etc still work?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
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This will not work if you have your xserve hard disks set up as a RAID as the disks all have to be formatted and read/written to together. However, if you leave them as individual drives then you should have no problem, where I work we frequently swap out XServe drives(but again, we don't configure them to be in a RAID)
 

Switchbak

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Nov 25, 2011
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As stated in my post the raid drives would be installed together

And if they were installed together and i swapped both drives then they would match which should mean that as the RAID info is stored on the drives then it shouldnt be a problem?
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DustinT

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Feb 26, 2011
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And if they were installed together and i swapped both drives then they would match which should mean that as the RAID info is stored on the drives then it shouldnt be a problem?
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if the raid controller is the same and running the same raid controller firmware version, yes, it should work. but, I wouldn't guarantee it. Test first!
 

Consultant

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Jun 27, 2007
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If it doesn't work you can clone the drive to another computer which has RAID already set up.
 
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