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

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Switchbak, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Switchbak macrumors newbie

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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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  2. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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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)
     
  3. Switchbak thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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  4. DustinT macrumors 68000

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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!
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If it doesn't work you can clone the drive to another computer which has RAID already set up.
     
  6. Waragainstsleep macrumors regular

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    It should work if you're using software RAID. If you have the Apple RAID card it may not.
     

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