I’m migrating from a 9 year old Supermicro server to a new Dell R530.
I’m currently using dual USB boot drives and it’s been running like this for 3 years now. It’s currently housing six 8TB WD Reds.
I want to install a riser card like this in the new Dell R530 and then install two M.2 SSDs.
What’s my best migration path??
- Save the config from the old server, install new FreeNAS on new M.2s, load config, and physically move data drives.
- Move USB drives to new server, pull one and have FreeNAS rebuild boot array on new M.2, then pull second USB drive and rebuild on other M.2, move data drives.