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Moving External Storage Array

Nathan Greasley
Occasional Visitor

Moving External Storage Array


Hello,

I need to move an external storage array to a new machine, this array is used for data only not the OS.

Currently its attached to a HP DL360, and it needs to be moved to a new HP DL360,

Can i move this device easily without losing all the data ?
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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: Moving External Storage Array

Sure you can if it is a real array like MSA1000, 1500, an EVA or so!
A real array means it has a built in controller!
I assume you are talking Windows!

You have to make sure that the array is properly attached and recognized by the new server. (HBA, driver, mutipathing etc)
Then you will see a new disk for each LUN.
Give it a drive letter and here you are!

If you are talking about JBODs connected to a smart array controller it is still possible but you need to provide more details!

Cheers
Peter
I love storage
Nathan Greasley
Occasional Visitor

Re: Moving External Storage Array

HP StorageWorks 4300 Enclosure
Model 4314R

connected via
Smart Array 6402

it linux the storage array holds data not OS, its going to be plugged into a new DL360 with a
smart array controller
Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor

Re: Moving External Storage Array

This will also work.

Find the details in the HP Smart Array 6i Controller User Guide staring on page 32
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00217854/c00217854.pdf

Cheers
Peter
I love storage
Nathan Greasley
Occasional Visitor

Re: Moving External Storage Array


Thanks Peter,

i think this should be straightforward, but not having done this before it is a little worrying
Chan 007
Honored Contributor

Re: Moving External Storage Array

Hi Nathan,

It would be highly appriciated if you could given marks to Pete, assign "0" for me.

Chan
Nathan Greasley
Occasional Visitor

Re: Moving External Storage Array


did this over the weekend, it was fairly straightforward, the most difficult thing was working out the scsi device name so that i could mount the disks.