[SOLVED] Upgrade from SATA to SAS Dell Perc 6i

Sep 30, 2019
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Hello everyone,
I have a dell server with perc 6i raid controller. the server was purchased refurbished and came with 6 2tb sata drives. I configured the controller to have 3 drives each containing 2 drives mirrored. I have purchased 6 2tb sas drives I hope to swap the satas with, my initial plan was to do hot swaps one at a time but then learned that you cannot mix sas and sata in a group. So I have made a Macrium image of the machine and plan to swap all drives and restore the image. Do I need to clear the config and recreate with the sas drives or will the system accept the sas drives in the current config? is there anything else I need to worry about before doing this swap?
Thank you!!
 
Sep 30, 2019
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Since you have three 2TB volumes. Why wouldn't you do one volume at a time. Backup the volume. Then create a new 2TB SAS RAID1 volume and restore the data. Start with the least important volume on the host. That way you "practice" on the least critical data.
Really good idea. Thank you
 

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