Having problems with your Dell Refurbished PowerEdge 2650 Server ?

I have a working Dell Poweredge 2650 with 2 x Xeon 1.8Gig processors, 5 x 36GB hard disks, running Windows 2003 Server. I have recently purchased a newer Poweredge 2650 with the same configuration except that it has 2 x Xeon 3Gig processors. I would like to transfer the OS and data from the ''old'' (slower) 2650 onto the ''new'' (faster) 2560 to improve general performance. The idea is to do it in one day, starting with the OS and data on the old 2650 and finishing the day with the OS and data


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You should be able to do this by moving the drives all at once ALL DRIVES MUST BE PLACED IN THE SAME SLOTS 0,1,2,3,4, do not mismatch else it will be a nightmare ............HOWEVER BACKUP your data up if you are going this route,on paper it might sound like a winner,however not all that glitters is gold.controllers though they might be the same have different firmware which allow them to do different things,so if you are going to this the os drive raid 0 or 1 must be two seperate is drives.once this done,how is your raid set up for the other drives once you have a good back up to restore if there is any complication,move the over in the same order,remember POWER DOWN BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT THIS .PS REBUILDING TAKES FOREVER.
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