Move SBS 2003 to new hardware

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by BobStone, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. BobStone

    BobStone Guest

    What is the best way to move a Windows 2003 SBS to new
    BobStone, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Aug 30, 2004
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  3. BobStone

    BobStone Guest

    There are major differences in the hardware. The current
    system is a Clone with an EIDE drive. The new system is a
    Dell Server with a PERC4 RAID controller. They also have
    different NICs.

    BobStone, Sep 3, 2004
  4. Hi Bob,

    Did you have a look at the article?
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Sep 3, 2004
  5. Basically:

    Refer to Mariette's site for what to do with your network settings (using
    loopback adapters).

    Ghost the existing disk > disk to a media that is available to the new
    server (many dell's don't support IDE drives natively), USB might be an
    option, albeit very slow because for some reason dell is still shipping usb

    Connect the drive/media to the new box, and restore the ghost image
    disk>disk onto the raid set.

    At this point, the OS will not likely come up. You can try the DSRM
    referenced on Mariette's site, or boot from SBS CD1 and run setup. At the
    point that setup sees that there is already an install of the OS on the box,
    you are offered the repair option. Take it.

    Once your new hardware is detected, you should be able to start windows.
    Move your network settings from the loopbacks to the nics, run ceicw, and
    attend to any other minor issues that may be present.

    In the end, if you run into major problems, you have your old box intact.

    Then there is the migration method. You should be able to find lots on that
    with google, and the official document at the MS SBS web site.
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Sep 3, 2004
  6. BobStone

    BobStone Guest

    Thank you for that information. That is helpfull. In
    that artical it appears they are moving the old hard
    drives to the new server.

    Should I assume then that I need to move the old hard
    drive to the new server or do full full system restore to
    the new server after following this artical?

    What the best way to handle the changing of the booting
    hard drive controller?

    What do you think about moving the old hard drive to the
    new server. Then using Windows to mirror the drive to
    the new raid drives. Then removing the old drive. I
    know I would need to make a boot disk with the correct
    disk drivers for the RAID controller, then change the
    drive on the boot partition.

    Does this sound like it would work?

    BobStone, Sep 8, 2004
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