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  1. Hello All! Fairly new to things here and still trying to get my footing. When i started at my workplace previous admin set up 3 HP Proliant DL360 Gen 9 Esxi 6.0 servers. At the time budget was an issue so they put 8 - 300GB 10K SAS Hard Drives in. VM's were set up on the three servers with one dedicated to Veeam Backup. Now space has become an issue and we have purchased 8 1TB 7.2K SAS hard drives to swap out. I am having difficulty finding information online for the procedure to swap out all the drives. I believe the Veeam setup information is stored on the 100GB RAM and that just all the VM Backups are stored on the Drives. I want to be able to do this without minimum time down and without losing any data. Thanks in advance!
  2. LSI MegaRaid - Image Drive from Failed RAID I had a power failure and my LSI MegaRaid 3 disk SAS RAID 0 failed. My attempts to recover the RAID have also failed. I plan to rebuild the array and go with RAID 5 and add another SAS disk. However, before I wipe the drives I would like to image each of them separately. I tried to boot up using a Linux live boot CD. I can boot up but I can't see my drives. I tried just one drive plugged in and booting but the drive can't be seen so I can't call the imaging command. I'm assuming since the MegaRaid SAS controller says that the virtual drive is bad, then it will never mount. I tried to find a SAS to USB cable online so I could just plug in each drive and image them but I can't find such a product. I thought maybe I could use the MegaRaid controller with one drive plugged in and set it as a new Raid 0 so I could get it to mount. However, it seems to want to call the initialize command and want to wipe the drive. Losing the Raid tables for the original Raid wouldn't be a problem, but I don't want the data to be erased. Any suggestions on how I could image each drive? Thanks.
  3. I have read that SAS RAID card can work with SATA drives (not the other way around). I just want to know if anybody have tried to plug SATA drives on a SAS RAID card (e.g. Dell XM768) ? If they do work, is there any limitation (e.g. can we combine SAS and SATA drives in array) ? or any recommendation a good card for 8 SATA/SAS drives ? Thanks,