Server hardware swap question


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Hi all,

 

Loving unRaid for the past few years!

Its been running on a home brew workstation, with following drives: 2 SSD cache, 2 parity, and 4 storage.

 

I'm considering migrating to a Dell R720 server with H710 mini (can be flashed to IT).

Can I 'lift-and-shift' the drives from the workstation over to the Dell without data loss or obvious/known issues?

 

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, JorgeB said:

As long a no RAID controllers are involved it's just plug and play.

I think the H710 mini is 'built-in' but it can be flashed to IT mode, so should be ok?

 

Any issues or concerns to watch out for?

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3 minutes ago, itlists said:

so should be ok?

If it can be flashed to LSI IT mode it won't be a problem, always good to take a screenshot of the assignments or save the diags before starting, but should be straight forward.

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26 minutes ago, itlists said:

it can be flashed to IT mode

But is it?

 

The problem we are trying to avoid is Unraid not remembering your disk assignments, which can happen with RAID controllers, or when switching controllers to/from RAID mode.

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6 minutes ago, trurl said:

But is it?

 

The problem we are trying to avoid is Unraid not remembering your disk assignments, which can happen with RAID controllers, or when switching controllers to/from RAID mode.

Very true!
I haven't bought the server yet; once in possession, the H710 will be flashed to IT mode first before migrating the drives over.

 

Your comment brings up another question: the current workstation has a different HBA card, don't remember what model it is; unRaid says "Broadcom / LSI SAS2008 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-2 [Falcon] (rev 03)"

Will there be any issue with changing to the H710 in IT mode?

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