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Move array to another server

George Nikolaidis_1
Occasional Advisor

Move array to another server

Hello, i have 2 identical servers dl360 g6 with p410i controler.On each server i have 8 disk that are by two mirrored. How can i take one mirror pair and move it to the second server?(3-4 pair disk, not the boot pair) Because by doing it i get an error and does not boot. Thank you.
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Torsten.
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Re: Move array to another server

Make sure to move *all* disks from a raid set. This is called roaming.

Hope this helps!
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George Nikolaidis_1
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Re: Move array to another server

Thank's for quick reply ,but the case is to move only some pairs not all the pairs. Because some of these pairs are virtual machines (Hyper-v) that uses physical hard disk's and in case of server hardware failure we want to move these VM'S. Thank you.
Torsten.
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Re: Move array to another server

All disks means for a RAID 5 all disks of this RAID5 or in your case all disks of this RAID0+1.

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George Nikolaidis_1
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Re: Move array to another server

You mean all 4 pairs? Because when i did it with one of the pair's i had the error and while entering the raid setup on boot there was no more raids or logical drives. Thank you.
TTr
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Re: Move array to another server

How are the 8 disks setup in the first server? Are they 4 different raid1 groups (mirrored pairs) or one raid10 group (mirrored pairs - striped)?

Please check in the first server with ACU and provide details.
Torsten.
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Re: Move array to another server

This is exactly the point. Please attach ACU screen shot of physical view.

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George Nikolaidis_1
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Re: Move array to another server

The two servers are identical meaning that on the first server i have 4 pairs of disks that are raid1, just mirror not other type of raid. The same is also the second one. I will try to get a screenshot also.
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mirror sets by two.
Thank you
TTr
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Re: Move array to another server

So what do you do in the second server if you also have 8 disks in it? Do you simply pull out two disks and insert the two disks from the first server?

In the second server you should go in the ACU, unconfigure the two disks that you want to remove (delete any OS disks, LUNs etc), have the second server good and healthy with two available disk slots and then you insert the disks from the first server.