Update Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

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  1. andrews

    andrews MDL Novice

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    Is there any way to update a Storage Server 2008 R2 instance to Server 2012 R2 somehow? Can I update Storage Server 2008 R2 to Server 2008 R2 Standard and then update that to Server 2012 R2?

    I'm trying to avoid doing a clean install as I have a ton of setup on this server.
     
  2. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Are you have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 with Storage Server 2008 R2 Branding Pack or Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials?
     
  3. andrews

    andrews MDL Novice

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    It is Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
     
  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    I'll tell you what LaCie support told me about a 5Big that came with SS2008R2 preinstalled... no supported upgrade path; Storage Server is for OEM's only and they had no plans to make an upgrade available.

    I ended up scrapping it and starting over with Server 2012R2. While doing that, I discovered an unused Intel RAID Manager in the BIOS; they were using Windows software RAID in their configuration.
     
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  5. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    You have the LaCie SLIC dump by any chance?
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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