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Unpresent from old server, then present to new?

 
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GooberPea
Occasional Advisor

Unpresent from old server, then present to new?

I'm replacing a SAN connected file server with 3 luns.

Can I simply un-present each lun from the current server, and then present them to a new server? Or do I have to make new luns on the new server and replicate the data over somehow?

Thanks,
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GooberPea
Occasional Advisor

Re: Unpresent from old server, then present to new?

Let me clarify... lun probably wasn't the correct term. I'm speaking of VirtualDisks. Can I just unpresent a VirtualDisk from server A, and then present it to server B, and have all the files accessible from server B?
Sheldon Smith
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Re: Unpresent from old server, then present to new?

As long as server A and server B read/write the same file system, absolutely! Best to shut down server A so all files are closed and flushed out to the SAN. Then unpresent from A and present to B. All you will have to do is mount the virtual disks on server B.

Note: While I am an HPE Employee, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company

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Jan Soska
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Re: Unpresent from old server, then present to new?

I agree with Sheldon...
do no forged install MPIO on new host OS...

Jan
GooberPea
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Re: Unpresent from old server, then present to new?

Thanks!