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What is the appropriate way of handling an OS switch with a drive pool?

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I'm not sure yet if I lost any data but if I didn't I'd like to still try to move to Server 2016 Essentials.  What isn't clear is what the best practice is to switch OS

 

1)   Do I disconnect the drives when I do a clean install of Server 2016?
 
2)   After the OS is installed, do I just immediately install drive pool and it expect it to pick up the drives?
 
3)  Is there anything I should be (or not) doing after the initial installation of Drive Pool?  Like should the pool be left alone as it is discovering the files?

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I think I answered this in a ticket already. 

 

  1. No, this isn't required. 
    However, I do personally recommend doing so, as this makes sure that none of the boot files end up on a data drive. This can happen in rare instances, and is a nightmare to fix, if you don't know exactly what you're doing. 
     
  2. Yup. Exactly.  The software picks up the pooled disks and automatically ("Automagically") rebuilds the pool 
     
  3. Should be file to use. 
    But you will want to re-setup balancing settings, and you may want to reset the NTFS permissions. 

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