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So I have an R510 that is currently my base system with 8 drives.  It have an internal hba.  I have just bought a R710 which allows for more expansion cards.  I have bought an external hba. and all necessary components to turn the R510 into a disk shelf basically.  

 

Before I start messing in things though, I had a though and I want to know how to proceed without loosing data.  Figured I would ask the pro's in this forum first for some advice.  I am to moving any of the drives from where they are at currently.  They would though however move from the internal hba to the external hba.  I want to make sure i do this all correct as to not screw anything up.  Any pointers guys?

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As long as both are true HBAs there won't be a problem, there could be if any of then is a RAID controller.

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8 hours ago, jdiggity81 said:

I am to moving any of the drives from where they are at currently. 

Don't put live disk in new setup, use some spare disk to test first.

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19 hours ago, JorgeB said:

As long as both are true HBAs there won't be a problem, there could be if any of then is a RAID controller.

So the card that it is currently connected to is lsi 9211-8i in it mode, card it will be attached to will be lsi 9200-16e in it mode.  So should not be a problem correct?

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5 hours ago, jdiggity81 said:

So should not be a problem correct?

Correct.

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I have two LSI HBA, one internal, one external. Makes no difference if drives are moved between these or even to Sata as they are both flashed to IT.

 

Take a screenshot of your array before you start, ideally with the array stopped then if there is any translation issue, you have the id's and slots for all drives.

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