Hello Experts, We are going to replace our production servers with the new ones. We have procedure that will guide us step by step to complete this process. The process was like this: 1- Put a new server with a temp computername on the network 2- Backup User databases on old server and restore on new one. 3- Create a job that will have 2 steps (log shipping) a- Take transaction log backup b- Restore trn log onto new server. 4-During scheduled maintenance window, take final trn log backup on old and restore on new one 5- disconnect the old server from network 6- Drop the temp name and add the old server's name onto the new one But I'm asked if we can used existing datafiles on SAN for new server? The old server is connected to SAN and that's where the datafiles and logfiles are...Is there a way to use existing SAN storage that contains datafiles for the new server...on the new server can we install sql and then somehow point the server to the existing databases that are on san? if so, what happens Please advice!