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Moving hardware raid to new motherboard


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#1 AlexGA

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

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I have a hardware RAID card installed and am looking to chnage motherboard, from what I understand - If i move the card to the new board, the data and settings will remain as everything is stored on the card and not the motherboard. Is this correct?

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:42 AM

What data and settings...are you referring to?

 

I have employed several RAID controller cards in the past...each time the card is moved to a new motherboard/system, it must be installed.  That results in the new system now having two BIOSes (one for the card, one for the system) to properly set up in the system BIOS.

 

I know of no settings/data that are stored on the RAID controller, other than the BIOS.  All data is stored on employed hard drives.

 

It's been a few years since I even thought about using my controller cards, so my under standing may be clouded by lack of current situations.

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:25 AM

Hi Louis

 

Thanks for the reply. Sorry what I meant is that if I transfer the card and drivers to a new motherboard will all the array stay intact or do I need to back the data up and then rebuid the array onc.e the card is reinstalled in the new motherboard?

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:46 AM

Be safe - back the whole thing up (twice) even if you think that just moving the array might work.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:15 PM

Of course...if Windows is installed on the RAID...that's a different set of potential problems (moving Windows to a different system).  The settings/drivers will not normally successfully move from one motherboard/system to a different system/different motherboard.

 

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 02:36 AM

Thanks for all the help. I'll back up and then move everything over just to be sure.






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