I have a raid array of hard drives in a Sun x4600 that need to be moved out, and another Sun x4600 ready to accept those hard drives.
The problem is: in my limited experience with servers, it seems like hard drives added to a server always get wiped by the raid controller because the controller insists on "initializing" drives before recognizing them as a raid array.
Yes, I have backups.
Is it possible to move a raid array between identical Sun x4600s without wiping the data on them?
Also, I am interested in the general case of preserving data in raid array migration between servers (any two servers, even ones with different raid controllers) so that I'll know what to do if a server dies. What is the typical solution to that (probably common) problem?