Switching drives of folder target

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Jadus01, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Jadus01

    Jadus01 Guest

    I'm hoping someone can help me clarify something.

    We've currently got a Dell MD3000 with 8x300GB 15k SAS disks, and 4x1TB SATA
    There are two folders being replicated on the SATA array (departments and

    What I'd like to do is move those two replicated folders to the other array.
    However, that is almost 800GB of data and I really don't want to have to
    re-do initial replication.

    Is there an easy way to copy the data to the other array, and change both
    the folder targets and replication groups to the new drive letter in Windows,
    without triggering initial replication?

    Jadus01, Apr 20, 2010
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  2. I would suggest deleting the replication group, prestaging the data to the
    new locations and then recreating the replication group. You will still
    trigger the initial replication but it will be much less data to replicate
    because you prestaged the data.

    You can either restore from a baclup or setup a robocopy script to prestage
    the data.

    Danny Sanders, Apr 20, 2010
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