I'm transferring my current server's guts into a new, rack mounted, case.
Not changing any of the hardware - just taking it out of its current tower, and dumping it in the new box.
System specs (sorry I skipped these originally):
- Hardware RAID - not sure the exact controller spec. it's the on-board controller on a BIOSTAR TA790GXE motherboard.
- OS - Small Business Server 2008
- Drives - 2x Hitachi 2tb in Raid 1
It's a straight transfer of all the same hardware into a new case. My only real concern is:
Can I break the raid array if I swap drive order when I plug it all back in?
Are there any special considerations to ensure my Raid 1 array survives the trip in tact?
Do I need to ensure the same drives end up in the same SATA ports?
They'll end up taking the same ports between then, but the order may switch - could that cause problems?