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  • I am completely new in this business of WHS - in fact I have not even started, so bear with me. But I will pretty soon, and have started thinking of the appropriate strategy for my particular situation.

    I am going to convert a workstation to WHS. On this workstation I have 7 HDD's with around 4 TB. I am looking for a parctical way of converting the drives to the WHS storage without too much hazzle of moving drives between work stations.

    Is this a way?:

    Clear a 500GB drive for user data.
    Put in a 1TB new drive.
    Generate WHS on the 500GB drive and add only the 1TB drive til WHS
    Move data from one of the non-added drives to WHS
    Add the emptied drive to WHS
    Move from the next drive
    etc

    Or do I have to remove the disks, put them into a workstation, move the data from there over the link as I gradually put the disks bak into the WHS?
    It may seem as a minor thing in the big scheme, but still...

    Anyone?

    Friday, March 27, 2009 1:24 PM

Answers

  • When you install Windows Home Server, it will format every drive it has access to. So you will want to disconnect your current data drives during installation.

    Afterward, you can connect them back up one at a time, copy the data to the server shares (using the link to them on the server desktop), and add the drives to the storage pool.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, March 27, 2009 8:07 PM
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