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johnb352
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Two Powervault R310s.

I need to move the drives from one R310 to another.  I know the RAID config is on the controller, is it also on the drives?  This would be taking all four drives and replacing the four in the 2nd server.  What is the prompt that I will get on this 2nd server when it detects new/different drives, and what's the response that I use?

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theflash1932
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Yes, the config is stored on both the drives and the controller, and when they don't match, the configuration on the drives is marked as foreign. What you will see is a prompt to import the configuration or go to the configuration utility. You want to IMPORT the configuration.

THIS IS ASSUMING YOU ARE USING THE EXACT SAME MODEL AND FIRMWARE OF CONTROLLER ON BOTH MACHINES!

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theflash1932
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Yes, the config is stored on both the drives and the controller, and when they don't match, the configuration on the drives is marked as foreign. What you will see is a prompt to import the configuration or go to the configuration utility. You want to IMPORT the configuration.

THIS IS ASSUMING YOU ARE USING THE EXACT SAME MODEL AND FIRMWARE OF CONTROLLER ON BOTH MACHINES!

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johnb352
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Ok, thanks.  And thanks for the tip about the matching model and firmware.  I'll check on that first.

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johnb352
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The originating server has a PERC H700 PCI card.  The destination has a built-in H710 Mini.  Could that work?  I guess the only way to know is to try it.

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theflash1932
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Migration of virtual disks from an H700 to an H710 is supported. I would just recommend you have a backup and that you update both controllers' firmware first.

johnb352
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Thanks.

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luisf22raptor
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Hello
Have you been lucky? I have the same problems, migrating a raid 5 from an R310 to an R320.

Thank you

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