I have a server that is in need of an upgrade and I am unsure how to migrate the server to new hardware (CPU, Motherboard and Memory). It would be easier to migrate/move the server instead of a new install because of some of the roles this server does.
Roles: DHCP Server, DNS Server, Active Directory Domain Services, File Services, Print and Document Services
The server runs two RAID 1 arrays (1 for system drive and 1 for data storage) using the onboard Intel ICH7R SATA RAID (Core 2 Era board). The data storage uses DFS to copy the information to two other buildings within our network to create another level of redundancy.
Question: What would be the easiest way to migrate/move this server to the new hardware without having to reinstall Windows 2008 R2? The new motherboard will be based on the Intel C204 chipset and will also use the onboard SATA RAID. This solution does not have to be done immediately but would need to fit in a days’ time since that is all the downtime I can have.