I have an old 1tb external hard drive with enclosure and a new HP ProLiant G7 N54L 2.2GHz MicroServer running a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 12.04.
- AMD N54L / 2.2GHz
- 2GB DDR3 SDRAM
- HDD 1x 250GB
My external hard drive enclosure has recently failed but I have no reason to believe there is a problem with the hard drive (or it's contents itself).
I would like to:
- Retrieve the data on my external hard drive and secure it on my new server
- Add the 1tb hard drive to server so that the total space available is 1250 gb (probably with RAID but i need to read up on this separately).
How can I add the 1TB external to my hard drive rack so that it's readable by Ubuntu server in order to copy all the data across?
Then I would be interested to hear any recommendations or reasoning for a particular hard drive setup (I'll be wanting to use this box for a small amount of Drupal hosting, owncloud and possibly FTP).