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By donalconlon ·
Hello,
I wish to transfer the entire contents of one server(Compaq proliant 1600) to a new one (Compaq proliant 1600r). Would doing a full restore by tape from the origional one onto the new one work ?. Would swapping over the hard drives be agood solution ? Or does anybody have good tips/experience with this type of work. Many Thanks

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by shmaltz In reply to Swapping over Servers

If you use a 3rd party bakcup program (like Veritas) I would look up their manual on doing so. But I think, the best way is to use a backup.

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by donalconlon In reply to Swapping over Servers

Thanks for the answer

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by curlergirl In reply to Swapping over Servers

There is no way that is supported by Microsoft to do this - they recommend doing a complete reinstall. The only way you could do a complete swap and/or restore a backup would be if the hardware is identical. According to MS, the reason they don't support it is that usually you run into different SCSI and/or NIC card drivers that then don't work right after the swap. No good news. . . but I hope this advice helps you anyway.

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by donalconlon In reply to Swapping over Servers
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by Soekratis In reply to Swapping over Servers

Agreed with post no.2 there is no way it will work, especially on different type and configuration.

Install a fresh OS and the applications. Restore the data using the backup. Afterall, a freshly installed system is cleaner.

regards
Soekratis

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