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Posted on Friday, December 28, 2001 - 10:49 am:   

i need to upgrade my server. in the old one i have an AHA-3940 scsi card with two 9gb drives in a mirror raid. there are no other drives in this computer (it boots off of the raid drives) this system is running nt4server.

the new computer is running windows98 and has a 30gb ide drive.

ideally, i'd like to just move the scsi card and drives to the new machine and pull out the 30gb drive altogether.

what is the SUGGESTED method for migrating the two drives to the new machine and running nt4 server as before?

Al Jones
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2001 - 10:19 am:   

NO go here -- NT4 is NTFS, Win98 is FAT32.
Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 1:32 pm:   

i dont understand the 'no go' post.
i thot file systems were a function of the harddrive itself. if im pulling out the win98 disk and replacing it with the nt disks, why is there a problem?

my original question still stands: how should i go about the swap...any hidden pitfalls to beware of?
Posted on Friday, January 4, 2002 - 10:20 am:   

File system used is a function of the OS, not the HD - sorry to mis-lead you. New computer has different hardware and the OS on the drives is with the hardware on old computer - You may have difficulty with NT4 setting up using the new hardware - Backup your data first, then give it a try.

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