Windows Server 2003 Migration to New Hardware
April 13, 2008 11:45 PM Subscribe
Help with home media Windows Server 2003 Migration to New Hardware
posted by SlyBevel to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I've been running my home media server for a few years now. Its four storage discs are dynamic discs bundled together in a software RAID 5 array. The four discs together total ~1TB, or ~750GB after RAID overhead.
I've had this server for a few years now, and I'm looking into upgrading. I want to put Server 2k3 on a new machine, and put bigger discs in the machine, and then create a new RAID volume, say, 4TB or so (probably 3TB after RAID overhead). Maybe more.
This is the question: How do I move all of my files, shares, permissions, user accounts, etc. from the old server to the new one?
I want the move to the new server to be completely transparent to my users (meaning myself, friends, family).
I've really loved this server these past few years. It's been rock solid, and I'm looking forward to my next one. But it took me a long time to get it Just. So. I need to put everything back the way it is now on the new server. And I've grown out of 1 measly little TB. Please help!
Stuff that might be relevant:
Current system has four storage drives and one OS drive. Intel board, Intel proc.
New system will be Intel/Intel/WindowsS2k3/at least 4 storage disks/software RAID/real server case this time.
OS is WinServ2k3 Standard with 5 CALs.
I won't go Linux on this, please don't suggest it.