We have a server with an HP Smart Array 642 attached to it with a MSA20 enclosure, and want to format the OS and start over going from Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2, however want to keep the data on the Array. The OS is installed on the local server internal drives.
I looked on HP's site for some information on this, but can't seem to find any. General comments I am reading about HP's Smart Array seem to say that the arrays are pretty flexible.
Data is backed up. My plan was to shutdown the server, disconnect the cable to the enclosure, boot and re-install Windows, and re-install the drivers and software for the array, and I assume the RAID information and configuration would still be on the controller, and I would be able to access to array as before.
Any flaws or oversights in my plan? Thanks!