I have an old, old, old EMC AX100 RAID array. It's not being used for anything important, but I would like to use it for testing and lab work.
One of the problems is that the OS itself is stored across the first few drives, and they're original model 250GB SATA drives. I have no shortage of these around to replace in the event that something fails, but I'd much prefer to migrate to newer disks.
Despite many claims to the contrary, non-EMC branded disks do work (although with the caveats that data loss will probably ensue if I lose chassis power because of drive caching, performance hits, yadda yadda, like I said, nothing remotely important).
I've managed to get up to 500GB drives to be recognized by FLARE, but I've added those to the otherwise-empty spaces, not the ones used by the OS.
Is there a way that I can migrate, through a process of swapping out the original disks with new ones, from the original 250GB drives to more modern models? Anyone have any experience doing anything this foolish?