We're moving to another datacenter. The plan is to replicate all data using SAN replication (HP 3PAR) to the new DC, physically move the servers, and start them up.
The goal is a one-time move, not synchronous/asynchronous SAN replication for Disaster Recovery, or anything like that. We're also trying to reduce the down-time of applications.
Does the SQL service on the datacenter need to be stopped before the SAN 'copy' takes place ?
Is there chance of data corruption if it's not stopped ? Will kicking off the SAN replication automatically 'quiesce' SQL in-flight transactions, like VMWare which works with the VSS service (we'll see I/O frozen messages in the SQL error log) ?