Migrating Win 2003 Systems from old SAN to new SAN

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Felipex, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Felipex

    Felipex Guest

    Hi friends, I have a problem because I need to migrate my current servers win
    2003 from my old SAN to a new SAN, but we can pay to HP for that, so, I need
    to move the data, SO, and applications, i have some options:

    - Use Disaster Recovery methods, but i don't know if the applications will
    pass OK, or I have problems.
    - The another option is to use Dynamics disk in Mirror (on disk in old
    storage and the other disk in new storage) configuration and after that broke
    the mirror array and boot with the new disk replicated.
    - One third option could be clone tool that works over a disk SAN System, if
    you know of one please tell me, i know about some tools from EMC or HP for
    that but they are so expensive for me and i need the tool only to migrate the

    Please i don`t know if this strategies work over a SAN System, could you
    tell me if some of you have had some experience about this and if you could
    send me some articles or information that would be great. Thanks in advance.

    Felipex, Nov 19, 2008
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  2. Connect each server to both SANs at the same time, use robocopy to copy over
    the data from one SAN to the other. Match the drive letters. I did this with
    Exchange and had no problems.
    What is SO?

    Your installing applications on the SAN?

    Danny Sanders, Nov 19, 2008
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  3. Felipex

    Felipex Guest

    Hi, Danny thanks for your reply, I had to travel to another city for work and
    I couldn´t read your interesting reply. But now I read it, i have a question,
    what about the OS if i copy the system and boot volume with robocopy the
    server won't boot from the SAN is'nt it? because to the MBR, all the servers
    to migrate boot from the SAN. Thanks in advance.

    Felipex, Nov 27, 2008
  4. have a question,
    No the server will not boot.

    Danny Sanders, Dec 1, 2008
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