Moving storage from Win2K3 32 bit to Win2k3 64 bit

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by dgeedgee, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. dgeedgee

    dgeedgee Guest

    I have a big SCSI attached RAID box that is currently running on a 32 bit
    Windows Server 2003 Standard Server (SP2). I need to connect it to a server
    running 64 bit. If I do that will the data survive the change? Does 64 bit
    need to change anything in NTFS? Thanks.
    Dennis Gee
    dgeedgee, Apr 14, 2008
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    dgeedgee Guest

    Did I say something wrong? Does anyone have any experience with this?
    dgeedgee, Apr 22, 2008
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    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    NTFS doesn't have such a distinction. The driver for the raid controller
    will of course need to be different and the vendor *may* implement changes,
    but the NTFS format doesn't change. Permissions *may* be valid if it's still
    in the same domain and there's no local groups.

    Still, a complete and verified backup is appropriate. Not expecting to boot
    from the existing array, right?
    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 22, 2008
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