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Pinned topic Moving storage arrays between DS8000 systems

‏2012-10-28T23:46:59Z |
Hi all,

i have a question regarding a possible transfer of hardware (only storage arrays) from a DS8100 system to DS8300 system. Is it possible to use storage arrays from our ds8100 system in our ds8300 system?

Can i remove the arrays and move them to our ds8300 and use them there. I haven't had any luck finding information on this topic.

with regards,

Hjalti.
Updated on 2012-10-31T23:17:49Z at 2012-10-31T23:17:49Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Moving storage arrays between DS8000 systems

    ‏2012-10-31T23:17:49Z  
    Yes, you can do it as long as the donor drives are supported in the target array. I've done this twice in the past year, DS8300-DS8300 and DS8300-DS8700.

    Be aware that you have to relicense any software features so you may not save a lot of money for the effort involved. You also have to pay IBM for time and materials to do the move.

    I'm not sure I'd bother doing it again.